Srishty Amarnani, MPH, MS2
Health Sciences University
Srishty Amarnani is a second-year medical student at SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University. She is Vice President of the Class of 2023 as well as an active member of the Global Health and Health Equity, Advocacy, and Leadership pathways in her program. Before medical school, Srishty completed an MPH with an emphasis in Environmental Health at the University of California, Irvine. Before that, she completed her Bachelor of Science in Environmental Economics and Policy at University of California, Berkeley. Srishty has always been passionate about bringing awareness of the connections between human behavior, health, and climate. She is excited to be part of a group of student leaders ready to tackle the barriers to a sustainable and disease preventative future by promoting individual, community, and societal change that will benefit us all.
Darby Keirns, MS1
School of Medicine
Darby Keirns is a first-year medical student at Creighton University School of Medicine. She completed her undergraduate education at the University of Colorado Boulder in Integrative Physiology. Darby first became interested in environmental sustainability during her time in college and worked to make policy and structural changes on her campus and encourage lifestyle modifications amongst students. Entering medical school, she wanted to bridge the disconnect between her passion for medicine and the environment, and contribute to efforts that help make the healthcare industry more sustainable and equitable. She is excited to work with medical students who are striving to be both excellent physicians and eager advocates for climate change and environmental justice.
Andrew Schumacher, OMS1
Andrew Schumacher is a first-year osteopathic medical student at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. He completed his undergraduate education at Calvin University. His passion for sustainability blossomed through a program called Kill-A-Watt, an educational initiative of Calvin University to promote and practice sustainable, low-impact lifestyle habits. He’s interested in localism, community gardens, public transportation, and climate-smart healthcare. Andrew helped launch his institution’s MS4SF affiliated club, Healthcare Students for a Sustainable Future, and is committed to advocating for a greener, cleaner, and cooler world for his future patients.