Profile: Brooke Harris
Brooke Harris has seen how women's health issues can affect families and communities, including watching her grandmother battle—and beat—breast cancer. Seeing the profound impact women's health issues can have, she decided she wanted to make a difference and be a part of the solution.
Since coming to MSU, the biochemistry major and Distinguished Scholar has become one of the student body's leading women's health advocates. She has served as co-manager for the university's Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign and is currently vice president of the American Medical Student Association, student representative for the University Health Education Committee, and mission development chairman for the MSU Relay for Life. She also serves the Student Association cabinet as co-director of student health and wellness and as alcohol awareness manager.
Most recently, Harris was selected as one of 15 student advocates of women's health issues to represent the United Nations Population Fund this summer in Washington, D.C., at various lobbying events concerning women's rights in under-developed countries.
"Everybody wants to make a difference," Harris said. "For me, part of that is making sure people understand how important an issue women's health is."
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