2021 YCCI Summer Exposures Intern
Fatima Aly is a senior at Waterbury Career Academy in CT, where she is enrolled in the health sciences strand. Fatima is an ambassador with her school’s Sustainability Club which seeks to raise awareness for the increasing environmental crises and how citizens can make more sustainable choices. Fatima felt privileged to be elected president of National Honor Society and is excited to continue to serve as a student representative to her local Board of Education.n Fatima hopes to major in neuroscience and plans to continue advocating for health equity and climate change initiatives. About My YCCI InternshipThis internship was an incredible experience as I’ve never learned so much about our health system and clinical research. The program opened my eyes to the health inequity in America. We talked to so many important leaders in the medical community who were inspired and committed to make changes. If there is anything I learned from these amazing figures it is that there is never a right time to start making changes, the time is always now- if you have a goal work towards it. For Students Considering YCCIThis internship isn’t just something you complete to put on a resume and forget, it’s an unforgettable experience. You’re exposed to things you normally would not be, and it really sheds light on the systemic issues of our healthcare system. If you’re lucky enough to get in you’re going to have an incredible time!