Vanessa Lee, MD/MPH candidate
I was born and raised in the Portland area, went to college in Chicago, decided I preferred rain over snow, and found myself back in Portland enrolled in the small but mighty MD/MPH program here at OHSU. I have no idea what I want to be when I grow up (I’m leaning toward OB/GYN or family medicine, but thank goodness I have an extra “victory lap” of school to figure it out!) My passion for global health is the driving force behind my journey through medical school and I hope to address health disparities both globally and locally as a physician. When I’m not trolling coffee shops or eating bagels in the Mac Hall cafeteria, I enjoy people-watching, being mediocre at running and yoga, tennis dates with my family, cheering obnoxiously for the Northwestern Wildcats, and rediscovering all the places that make Oregon so great.