Hannah Oakland joined the Advocacy and Leadership track because of her long-standing interest in health insurance policy and advocacy. She previously worked for the Medicare Rights Center in New York City, a not-for-profit organization that advocates for the rights of older adults and disabled people with Medicare. There, she worked on projects to improve access to prescription drugs and eligibility for Medicare Part B. She is currently a resident representative to the Louisiana State Medical Society. She is a sailor and an avid runner (outside of the months of March-November in New Orleans) with her fiancé Paul Trubin, also a PGY-2 in the Tulane Internal Medicine Program.
Sarah is a recent graduate and a member of the inaugural cohort of Tulane's Advocacy Track. She focused her advocacy on issues of access to care, particularly gun sense legislation and Medicaid expansion in Louisiana. She was active in the American College of Physicians' (ACP) Louisiana Chapter as well as their national Council of Resident / Fellow Members, and worked to revive their Health and Public Policy Committee.
Jenny is a recent graduate and focused on issues surrounding immigrant labor rights as her advocacy work while in the program. Her background in advocacy includes operating several public health campaigns through a small rural clinic in Ecuador, and advocating for changes in the broken legal system for victims of child sexual assault in Guatemala's poorest neighborhoods with International Justice Mission. Her interest in immigrant rights stemmed from these experiences and from the stories of patients she cared for in her primary care clinic at Ruth Fertel in New Orleans.