Community Scholarship recipient, Allison Smith attended UNC Chapel Hill where she studied Hispanic Linguistic with minors in Chemistry and Biology. With an undergraduate degree completed, Allison is now working to earn a Masters in Public Health from UNC Chapel Hill and applying to medical school. During college, she was involved with Summit College through Summit Church in Raleigh, NC. Through this ministry Allison lead a small discipleship group and traveled to Panama for five months during her junior year of college. While in Panama, she worked alongside a full time missionary serving indigenous groups in the Latin america country.
Allison was also involved in a program called Best Buddies. This organization paired college students with community members with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Through planning events for the organization and having regular outings with her buddy, Allison gave back to her Chapel Hill community. Now back in Davie County, she is working as scribe for Twin City Pediatrics while she completes her Masters program online through UNC Chapel Hill. In her current role, she is able to assist the doctor with visits, write notes in patient charts, and experience health care decision making first hand.
In the future, Allison’s goal is to work as a primary care in a rural, undeserved area of the United States. She also dreams of moving abroad to work alongside nationals to help develop healthcare systems in Latin America. Her fluency in Spanish, and love for language, will be a wonderful asset as she works toward her goal of living abroad. We are proud of the work that Allison is accomplishing and are excited to work her pursue her dreams.