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Meet the 10 Awesome Humans

This Giving Tuesday, we’re thrilled to announce the winners of this year’s winners of Future Icons Grant.
We’re giving them $500,000 to help with tuition, loans and more so that they can focus on the important stuff.
Congrats to the winners – we know you’re going to do awesome things for the future of medicine!

Alex H., OTR, MOT

A specialist in pediatric hand therapy, OTR Alex fosters independence in her young patients while striving towards a more eco-conscious future for her field.

August F., Veterinary Student

August is a veterinary student following his grandfather’s path – they studied at the same school and August hopes to reopen his grandfather’s animal clinic.

Freddy F., Future DDS

Driven by the power of second chances, community leader and non-traditional student Freddy went into dentistry to help recovering addicts restore their smiles.

Gina Y., MD, Future Ophthalmologist

A first-generation, first-year general surgery and ophthalmology resident, Gina was inspired to become a doctor by her dad’s work-related injury.


​​With a commitment to serving marginalized communities, nurse practitioner Jen is on a mission to bring quality healthcare to women experiencing homelessness.

Jordan S., RN, MSN, Student Nurse Midwife

Mother of two and student nurse midwife, RN Jordan is driven to improve the statistics around maternal and infant mortality rates within the Black community.

Kalvin M., Future BSN

Working towards certification as a psychiatric nurse practitioner, LVN Kalvin is driven by a desire to support healthier mindsets and happier lives.

Nayelah S., MD, Internal Medicine

Her experience as a refugee brought Nayelah to medicine – now she’s a clinician educator training the next generation of healthcare professionals.

Desiree S., PA-S

As a physician assistant in-training, Desiree brings passion to the field and aspires to advocate for the mental health of her future patients.

Sven G., MD

After listening to a transgender friend’s experience with healthcare, Sven was inspired to begin a 15-year journey towards becoming a gender-affirmation surgeon.