Profiles of Passion

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Monday, September 19, 2016

Profiles of Passion is a series of stories about newly enrolled SMU students who have demonstrated their dedication to transforming healthcare in their communities and the world even before their first day of classes.

Angela Flowers: Emergency Case Manager and Future Nursing Leader



DNP student Angela Flowers has big plans. She hopes to influence U.S. healthcare reform and someday assume a leadership position at the World Health Organization.

Sadaf Sherzai: Health Educator and Future Podiatrist

Years after her family made a difficult journey to the United States, Sherzai decided to help other immigrants rebuild their lives in the Bay Area by becoming a health educator for an international relief organization.

Mohammad Deen: Humanitarian Worker and Future Certified Nurse Anesthetist



No longer able to watch the refugee crisis unfold from afar, Deen traveled to Greece to help provide medical care to Syrian families who escaped war but are now living in tents in squalid refugee camps.

Lucas Fogarty: Longtime Diabetes Champion and Future Physician Assistant



Diagnosed with diabetes as a child, Fogarty has spent the past decade volunteering his time to promote awareness about the disease in his own Bay Area community and around the globe.