2022 Medical Student Fellows

Julianna Lebron-Echandy

Julianna is joining our program from the University of Maryland School of Medicine. During her early childhood, she grew up in Puerto Rico before moving to MD along with her parents and younger sister. She graduated from Northeastern University in 2019 with a major in Behavioral Neuroscience. During her time at Northeastern she worked in the Emergency Department, as a technician, which motivated her to pursue a career in medicine. Her passion for community health started by volunteering with the organization Global Brigades, a non-profit organization aimed at partnering with under resourced communities to help them become self-sustainable. As a physician, Julianna hopes to care for marginalized communities and those afflicted by disasters. Julianna enjoys spending time with friends, working out, and dancing salsa!

 

Jazmine Noles

Jazmine was born and raised in Detroit, MI; a city constantly recovering from one tragedy to another. It was her environment around her that sparked a constant sense of urgency to be a part of a solution to at least one of the worlds many obstacles. Jazmine attended Michigan State University (MSU) where she obtained a B.S in Cognitive and Computational Neuroscience. She also served as the President of the student organization, Black Women’s Leadership Committee. In her role, she was able to help promote the unity of the minority, woman-identifying individuals from prospective students, current students, to faculty and staff. Jazmine is now a first year at MSU’s college of Osteopathic medicine. There she is involved with the Michigan Osteopathic Association as a Political Action Committee liaison as well as a past President for the Student National Medical Association. Promoting diversity, equity and inclusion along her medical school journey has always been an additional bonus as she strides towards being one step closer to her life’s dream. Jazmine will become an Emergency Medicine physician by training but eventually will have her own clinic where she believes she can help minimize the health disparities seen predominantly by minorities by creating a clinic curated for them. In her free time she loves spend time with her family. Outside of family time, she lets her artistic juices flow in the world of makeup or pretend to be in a cooking battle with the Gordon Ramsay.

 

Leonardo García Martínez

Leo Garcia (he/him/his) is a first-year medical student at UCSF. He was born in Bogotá, Colombia and raised in Houston, TX. Leo studied Sociology with a Secondary in Chemistry at Harvard University. His deep commitment to tearing down healthcare barriers, immigration advocacy, and anti-oppressive work draws him to Emergency Medicine and this summer opportunity.  Commitments at UCSF include serving as the coordinator for the UCSF Human Rights Collaborative Pediatric Clinic, a team member at the Acute Care Innovation Center, a member of the Anti-Oppressive Curriculum Student Collaborative, a lead coordinator for the Medical Spanish Lunch Talks elective, and Clínica Martín-Baro volunteer. He is honored and excited to be a part of this cohort and work on a project dedicated to better referring patients to outside resources to address social determinants of health.

 

Jeremiah Douchee

Jeremiah Douchee is a rising second-year medical student at Columbia University’s Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons. Born and raised on Chicago’s Southside, “JD” credits his passion for community-centered care to the people centered values instilled in his childhood. He took these lessons to Dartmouth College, where he majored in Black Studies, participated in the Afro-American Society, and captained the varsity football team. Since completing his undergraduate studies, Jeremiah returned to his hometown where he served as an EMT-B. While there, he completed a postbaccalaureate program at Northwestern University and supported mutual aid efforts in his community. JD is excited to build on his experiences in community care and learn more about how ED physicians can disrupt systemic forms of oppression that harm underserved populations. This summer, he and his peers at the Columbia Chapter of White Coats for Black Lives are developing curriculum that will formally include caring for patients involved in the carceral state. Aside from medicine, Jeremiah loves watching movies with friends, spending time with family, reading, and being a new plant dad.
 

Héctor Martínez

Hector Martinez was born in Mexicali, Baja California, Mexico and moved with his immediate family to Calexico, CA at the age of 13. He majored in Industrial Engineering at Centro de Enseñanza Técnica y Superior and worked in the engineering field for 2 years. His journey in the medical field began in 2016 when he became an elected official in Calexico, CA. Hector spent 5 years as a Board Director of Heffernan Memorial Healthcare District serving his community. Within those 5 years, he spent the last 3 as a Scribe and Spanish Translator in the Emergency Department of El Centro Regional Medical Center. During this time, he completed a Post Baccalaureate Premedical Program at UC San Diego. He is currently Co-President of Emergency Medicine Interest Group and a T.A. of Medical Spanish at Western University of Health Sciences. He is currently researching with a team of physicians from UCSD and ECRMC the effectiveness of Monoclonal Antibody (Sotrovimab) treatment for patients infected with COVID-19. Additionally, Hector will be the first physician in his big family. He hopes to set a good example to young adults of Latino backgrounds and get them interested in becoming physicians. Hector enjoys weightlifting, playing basketball, and loves seafood and traveling to different beaches in Mexico.