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How We Met

Jordan and Amaya met during a Biology study session at VCU. During this time they were both freshmen enrolled in many of the same classes, and after attending similar review sessions, they decided to become study partners. During this time they often studied multiple times per week in order to prepare for exams. Since then, they have continued to thrive together as friends. Being from similar households, they often related to each other and found their conversations organic. Throughout the years, Jordan and Amaya have motivated each other to persevere through the struggles of college and taught each other techniques for coping with stress. Throughout covid, they have kept in close contact and continue to sail through obstacles together.

Why did we decide to blog?

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Our goal

 

Jordan and Amaya wanted to communicate with a larger audience. They both experienced hardships throughout their life and wanted to have a resource to reflect on their journey to medical school. They noticed a lack of representation within the stem/medical field and wanted to create a blog that encouraged the black community. 

Add a picture of Jordan and Amaya

Meet the faces behind the posts

How We Met

Jordan and Amaya met during a Biology study session at VCU. During this time they were freshmen enrolled in many of the same classes. After attending similar review sessions, they decided to become study partners. Since then, they have continued to thrive together as friends. Being from similar households, they often related to each other and found their conversations organic. Throughout the years, Jordan and Amaya have motivated each other to persevere through the struggles of college and taught each other techniques for coping with stress. Throughout covid, they have kept in close contact and continue to sail through obstacles together.

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Our goal

Jordan and Amaya wanted to communicate with a larger audience. They both experienced hardships throughout their lives and wanted to have a resource to reflect on their journey to medical school. They noticed a lack of representation within the stem/medical field and wanted to create a blog that encouraged the black community. 

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A Word from the Authors

"With social media having such a large impact on today’s youth, we are optimistic that we can provide necessary resources that further educate our readers. We hope to guide each reader, by being transparent with past experiences that have led us where we are today."

-Amaya & Jordan