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 Sergeine Lezeau, who serves as a Publications National Committee Co-Chairperson for the 2018-2019 administrative year!
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She is the daughter of Registered Nurse Eveline Lezeau and Computer Programmer Joseph Lezeau, who immigrated to the United States from Haiti to pursue their college education. Early on, they instilled in her the values of higher education, Haitian culture, and maintaining a spiritual relationship with Jesus Christ. Sergeine and her younger brother, Jovin, grew up embracing these ideals in South Florida, where she completed the International Baccalaureate program at Lincoln Park Academy before joining the Gator Nation in 2008. Sergeine graduated in 2011 from the University of Florida with a bachelor's degree in Anthropology and a minor in Spanish. A year later, she catapulted her medico-scientific journey at Florida Atlantic University as a Biology Honors Research student identifying correlations between the latent HIV reservoir and HIV patients. Currently, Sergeine is a member of the class of 2020 at Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine (VCOM) in Auburn, Alabama where she served as a peer tutor in her first year there. As a second-year medical student, she served as Vice President for VCOM's Hispanic Community Medical Outreach student organization and helped raise funds for VCOM's medical mission trips to underserved Hispanic countries. During this time, Sergeine also joined the SNMA Board of Directors as a Publications Chair and Journal Editor-in-Chief. Aside from her research, leadership, teaching, and volunteerism, she also finds great joy in mentoring both pre-medical and medical students. Such experiences have inspired Sergeine to become a physician with an academic appointment and to serve as the Dean for Diversity of a medical school one day.
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!