Ka Xiong

Site:  Broadway Family Medicine

Position:  Outreach Coordinator

Location:  Minneapolis, MN

Email: bfmvista1@gmail.com

Hometown:  St. Paul, MN

Education:  B.S. in Genetics, Cell Biology, and Development and English minor from UMN-Twin Cities 2012

A learning or work experience that changed meSeeing how people in my community approach mental health illnesses, and the social taboos existing that cause/prevent the conversation of these illnesses. We tend to avoid talking about mental health illnesses or not acknowledge it all together.

Why did you choose to serve as an AmeriCorps VISTA with College Health Corps?:  I want to address health disparities that exist within the community, and attempt to reduce these disparities.

One word that best describes me: Compassionate

Place I would most like to visit: Austria

Favorite food(s):  Congee

Hobbies:  Tennis, baking

In 5 years I would like to be: In a setting where I can educate on, alleviate, and eliminate health disparities.

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