People of ENCompass: Nina Shamansky


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What's your major and year?   

Public health, 2nd year

How long have you been a member of ENCompass?   

This is my second year 

What is a public health issue that you are passionate about? 

I want to improve outcomes for people who are victims, and victims who report sexual violence.

In what way has ENCompass impacted you? 

When I came to college, I had become pretty cynical about my ability to ever truly help anyone. I felt overwhelmed, and discouraged, and I'd lost my vicious conviction that maybe change was obtainable. ENCompass gave me that sense of optimism back. I've regained that sense that maybe someday, things will be different, and I can make things different, and I can work towards actually making meaningful change in people's lives. 

Are you involved in any other organizations? If so, what are they?   

I'm a volunteer at the Physicians Free Clinic at the department of public health downtown, and I'm a research assistant in the ER at Children's Hospital. 

What are your future plans?  

I would like to become a pediatric cardiologist. 

What's your favorite quote?  

"Among a coward's weapons, cynicism is the nastiest of all.” -Tracy Kidder 

Interesting fact about you?   

I've watched the entirety of the Office upwards of ten times.