About the Campaign
- Pre-med and studying public health with concentration in disease control and epidemiology at University of Texas at San Antonio
- “My life goal is to not only positively change my country, Nigeria, but the world by empowering the seemingly hopeless in poverty, and suffering from the lack of healthcare, so they can in turn empower those around them. I plan to accomplish this through education, and ultimately medicine.”
Born in Owerri, Nigeria, disease control and healthcare have a special place in Phyllis Nwokolo’s heart. Some day she will be a doctor.
She is studying public health with a concentration in epidemiology and disease control and on a pre-med track.
On the dean’s list at UTSA, she is also very involved on campus in the African Student Association, Public Health Student Association, Black Health Professions Organization, Pre-Med Society, Honor Council, Ubuntu, and Black Student Union.
Phyllis’ heart is best captured through her words, “My life goal is to not only positively change my country, Nigeria, but the world by empowering the seemingly hopeless in poverty, and suffering from the lack of healthcare, so they can in turn empower those around them. I plan to accomplish this through education, and ultimately medicine.” You can read more about Nigeria’s influence over Phyllis’ life goals in this blog.
“This passion [for changing the world] was cultivated while attending Harmony Science Academy where teachers and counselors, such as Ms. Spears, aided me by not only educating me about the world I planned to change, and how to go about accomplishing my goal, but also by helping me understand that I have the power and can attain the knowledge I need to make my passion a reality. A priceless lesson.
With this intensified passion, I am now successfully pursuing a Bachelor’s of Science degree in public health, a minor in biology, and on a pre-med track. Through the higher education I am currently receiving, I don’t just dream of changing the world through medicine, I am now formulating a plan to do so, and the first step to graduate and become a medical doctor.
However, the first step is being threatened by a lack of financial stability, and that’s why I’m asking for your help. My father is a dislocated worker, and he was the main financial support for our family, so with his source of income gone, we are under a lot of financial stress. My desire to achieve my goal knows no bounds and I would greatly appreciate your donations to help make it possible.”
This summer she will volunteer in the health system, shadow doctors, all while taking classes and continuing to work on campus.
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