Bria Bailey

Name: Bria Bailey

What undergrad school are you from, and what was your major?:
I graduated in May 2015 from Spelman College in Atlanta, Georgia with a Bachelors of Art in Bioethics/ Pre-Medicine.

Why did you apply to Georgetown University?:
I applied to Georgetown University because I wanted to continue my education in the sciences and I knew that GU had a plethera of opportunities and graduate programs that could match my interests as a future health care professional.

What are you studying here at Georgetown University?:
I am currently a candidate to receive my Masters in Physiology and Biophysics and am part of the Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) program.

As a Hoyas for Science recipient, you were selected because your application to Georgetown "demonstrated a commitment to biomedical research and graduate studies at the Masters’ level." What do you hope to accomplish here at Georgetown and/or what is your interest in biomedical research or graduate studies?:
As a member of the CAM program I hope to gain a better understanding of Bioethics through the CAM modalities, specifically as it pertains to pediatric clinical practice. In the year following graduate school, I plan to do a year of research at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) focusing on health disparities in the African American communities. I have a strong interest in becoming a neonatologist and plan to attend medical school and align myself to make a positive impact as a biomedical physician.

Please share an interesting fact about yourself:
An interesting fact about me is that I used to be a competitive swimmer for 12 years and still swim as a recreational hobby.