Hello! My name is Kristen Lee and I graduated from Duke in 2013 with a BA in Sociology and a Focus in Global Health. I hail originally from Chicago, IL, but there will always a special place in my heart for Durham, NC. I graduated from Johns Hopkins School of Medicine with an MD and am currently pursuing a residency in internal medicine.
At Duke, I was involved in the College Athletic Premedical Education Program, Women's Mentoring Network, Global Study Abroad (China & India), DukeEngage (Ecuador), Asian American Alliance, and Sickle Cell Transition Program. With the support from the Baldwin Scholar community, I grew into the woman and leader I am today. During college, I reached for goals beyond my wildest dreams and I co-authored a book, Asian Americans on Campus: Racialized Space and White Power, and became a Truman Scholar.
Professionally, I am interested in increasing diversity in the medical profession, health care inequities, reproductive health care, and global health. Between college and medical school, I spent a year working as a Truman Fellow at the Office of Rural Health Policy in the Dept. of Health and Human Services.
Even as an alumna, I am continuously inspired, challenged, and kept honest by the Baldwin Scholars community. I am grateful for everything the program has taught me. I am happy to talk to current Baldwins and Duke students about my experience at Duke, medical school, residency, or anything else.