ST. RAYMOND STEERING COORDINATOR
Sami is a first-year medical student who came from Elysburg, Pennsylvania. From a one-traffic-light town in rural America, he made his way to Pittsburgh to begin his long pursuit toward medicine. Majoring in biology, he graduated at the start of the pandemic and decided to serve his Pittsburgh community through the National Health Corps in a year of service. After engaging in numerous community projects and initiatives surrounding adolescents facing homelessness, disability and/or limited access to healthcare, Sami deepened his drive to work on the issues facing many people across the country. Once he settled into his academic career at DUCOM, Sami was motivated to get engaged in his new community. St. Raymond’s student clinic was the perfect way he could build meaningful relationships with folks that need a little help as they transition out of housing insecurity and homelessness. In this role, growth is inevitable, and he looks forward to being present and engaged with each resident. When he’s not studying or coordinating St. Raymond’s student clinic, he’s bouldering, playing video games or enjoying a new place in this lovely city.