People of ENCompass: Carla Goldsmith

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WHAT’S YOUR MAJOR AND YEAR?

I am a first year Biomedical science major.

HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN A MEMBER OF ENCOMPASS?
I have been a member since September.


WHAT IS A PUBLIC HEALTH ISSUE THAT YOU ARE PASSIONATE ABOUT?

I am passionate about improving healthcare access and food insecurity. 


IN WHAT WAY HAS ENCOMPASS IMPACTED YOU?
ENCompass has exposed me to the issues at hand in our own Columbus community and has shown me all of the resources that are available for such an array of needs. I hope to be able to share these resources with as many people as I possibly can. 


ARE YOU INVOLVED IN ANY OTHER ORGANIZATIONS? IF SO, WHAT ARE THEY?

I am involved in Club Tennis, the Puerto Rican Student Association, and OSU Hillel. 

WHAT ARE YOUR FUTURE PLANS?
Throughout my childhood, I dreamt to become a physician to help improve world health. After med school, I would like to continue to travel and implement this dream of mine internationally as well, especially in Burkina Faso where I was able to establish a dental clinic with my dad a few summers ago. 


WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE QUOTE?

“If not now, then when?”

INTERESTING FACT ABOUT YOU?

I love to cook, and I’m really missing my kitchen at home!