How one student can accomplish so much in just a few short years is amazing. Anisa Amiji is amazing. On the Dean’s List with a 3.91 GPA, she will receive her Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences. While at Northeastern, Anisa has proven to be a leader committed to both the university and the community.
Anisa has participated in Peer Health Exchange since her freshman year and has held several positions, including president. When the National Peer Health Exchange Organization severed ties with the Northeastern Chapter and others in 2021, Anisa and a classmate stepped up to fill the void, creating the Boston Health Initiative (BHI,) which advocates for health equity and provides health education in underserved communities. “I believe [it] is a testament to the dedication and passion that our volunteers have,” she says. “This semester, we received 168 volunteer applications and can now have a Chapter of 120+ members growing in their knowledge of teaching and health education.”
More of Anisa’s achievements include mentoring high school students as a STEM research program co-coordinator of the Young Scholars Program (YSP.) Anisa was also a founding member of the team that organized a two-day regional global health conference as part of the Global Health Initiative (NUGHI) and a Black Health Matters fundraiser that raised more than $35k.
In addition, Anisa participated in two co-ops. At Brigham and Women’s Hospital, she served as a patient care associate in the burn, trauma, surgical and renal transplant ICU. She was a medical assistant at Boston Health Care for the Homeless, where she currently works part time. Anisa was also a health equity intern at the Institute of Health Equity and Social Justice Research and received a PEAK Base Camp Award for her research.
Anisa has served the community as a volunteer at St. Francis House, preparing and serving hot meals to homeless people; at Project Stree as a fundraising ambassador; and at the American Red Cross as a blood donor ambassador.
She credits her father, Dr. Amiji, a Northeastern faculty member, for her dedication to service. “He taught me that character matters and believing in something bigger than yourself is important.”
Anisa plans to pursue a joint PA/MPH degree from George Washington University. According to the Dean of Bouvé College of Health Sciences, Carmen Sceppa, “Anisa embodies the core values of Northeastern, and there is no doubt that she will continue to make Northeastern proud.”
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Bouvé College of Health Sciences
Anisa embodies the core values of Northeastern, and there is no doubt that she will continue to make Northeastern proud.”Dean of Bouvé College of Health Sciences, Carmen Sceppa