Student Spotlight

Meet Mia Price!

She is a sophomore from Atlanta, Georgia who enjoys Chick-fil-a and swimming! This is her second semester participating in THV, and she is currently volunteering at Eisner Health. Because she is fluent in Spanish, she has been able to act a source of comfort and connection for many patients at the clinic. She was recently transferred to the Eisner Women’s Health Clinic where she helps patients sign up for the patient portal.

Mia has provided a unique perspective to the THV prompts because of her academic focus and her business administration major. While she participates in USC consulting groups such as 180 Degrees Consulting and Global Brigades Marshall, she also finds time to participate in the Global Medical Bridges in Latin America. It is this unique perspective that has allowed her to bridge the gap between the worlds of business and medicine, as has been demonstrated by her RQ entries:

“While I am able to conquer the language barrier, I find it difficult to attract patients to sign-up to patient portals when they do not have the means to access the resource. Combining my experience in a clinical setting with the problem solving skills I have acquired throughout my business curriculum, I realized that there was a market to distribute computers and alleviate tech disparity within the world of medicine. This in itself is the prime example of how my decision to pursue a versatile path led me to find a viable solution.”

“The consulting project I was assigned with threw the problem of distributing thousands of computers to low income families in order to bridge the gap of the tech divide. …it dawned on me that this is not just a gap that I am trying to solve, but one that I witness weekly at the clinic.”

If you’re interested in any of these activities and learning more about what Mia does you can contact her at miaprice@usc.edu.

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