Come join our next meeting on Thursday, September 20, where our speaker will be Justin Trop, who recently completed a master’s in public health for development at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine as a Global Grants Scholar sponsored by the Rotary Club of Downtown Los Angeles.
 
Justin is a third-year medical student at the Keck School of Medicine of USC. He was born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and attended Northwestern University for his undergraduate studies, where he majored in Biological Sciences and minored in Global Health. During his undergraduate career, he studied abroad in Beijing, where he learned about traditional Chinese medicine and the Chinese public health system, and London, where he engaged in exploration of the medical humanities. During his senior year, he spent six months interning in medical case management with Heartland Alliance Refugee and Immigrant Community Services.
 
After graduating from Northwestern, he joined the Fulbright Program in Vietnam through which he taught English for one year at the Soc Trang Teacher Training College in the Mekong Delta. One year later, he moved to Los Angeles and matriculated at Keck. During his time at Keck, Justin has worked to advocate for the health of the homeless population by bringing education on relevant issues to campus through Homelessness Awareness Week. He co-founded a student interest group, the Homeless Outreach Partnership for Education and Empowerment (HOPE2), which works to expand Keck’s engagement with the homeless population and the issues that they face.
 
Justin was also a member of the planning committee of the inaugural Southern California LGBT Health Conference and has held leadership positions in Keck’s LGBT student organization, MedGLO (now known as Med Lambda). Moving into the future, Justin hopes to pursue a career that bridges clinical medicine with public health, his interests lying in mental health and primary care, the integration of the two, and more generally, health promotion and work with vulnerable populations including the homeless, migrants, refugees, and LGBTQ+ individuals.
 
Join us for happy hour/dinner 6-7pm at the 3F Invention Bar, followed by our meeting at 7:15pm. 
 
Guests and visiting Rotarians welcome!
 
RSVP to Gordon Seyffert at gordonseyffert@mac.com.
 

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