Welcome back to our Meet The Board Series!!
In this series, we would like to introduce you to the leaders of the national organization who work behind-the-scenes to keep the SNMA running!
Our next feature of this series is Sasha Ray, who serves as the Region III Director for the 2018-2019 administrative year!
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Sasha Ray is a Little Rock, Arkansas native who attended Parkview Arts and Science Magnet High School. She obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Biological Sciences and African American and Diaspora Studies at Vanderbilt University. She then attended Hampton University for her graduate career before joining the UAMS College of Medicine. She is a current third-year medical student in the College of Medicine. In addition to the studies required by medical school, Sasha has worked with M. Katherine Kimbrough, MD, a trauma and critical care surgeon at UAMS on surgical shadowing and research. She has also recently signed on to a year-long Centering in Pregnancy project educating obstetric patients.
Beyond medical school, Sasha is interested in a surgical residency, potentially OBGYN. She is involved in the community with her work with the Student National Medical Association, and has past appointments as the Public Health and Wellness Chair of the Central Arkansas Urban League and as an early childhood reading tutor. She also participated in honoring the life and legacy of Dr. Edith Irby Jones at an event on September 12 titled “Shattering the Glass Ceiling”, sponsored by the Center for Diversity Affairs and Faculty Affairs at UAMS. The event celebrated Dr. Edith Irby Jones, the first black student to attend racially mixed classes in the South and the first black student to attend and graduate from the University of Arkansas School of Medicine (now University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences). The UAMS SNMA chapter is named after her. Sasha’s one true love is her cat, Simba.
Be sure to stay tuned for the next feature of this series! And remember, make sure to visit us at snma.org/membership.php to join the SNMA if you haven't already!