Ameya Menta is a sophomore at Tufts University studying Community Health. After her experience working in a lab with predominantly white males, she has always stressed the importance of having POC role models and leaders within a community. Her interests include combating racial disparities in health care delivery, maternal health inequalities, and focusing on equity within the clinical health education system. During the summer of 2021, she worked in a group focusing on removing racial barriers to the admissions process at Tufts University. This experience has helped her to shape her experiences with policies and advocacy work. She is currently studying to become an EMT and hopes to use that knowledge to get her certification as a practicing doula.
In the future, she hopes to use her background in public health to go to medical school or work in the policy sector of healthcare. At Tufts, she is involved in Project SHARE, a mentor with Strong Women Strong Girls and tutor through Tufts LCS. She loves to stay active by participating in JumboRaas (a North Indian style dance team), and boxing classes. Outside of school, she loves to bake, read, run, and babysit! She hopes to use her time at the lab to learn more valuable information about maternal health inequities and work on projects that affect the broader scope of public health.