Layan is extremely passionate about mentorship – particularly, mentoring students from underrepresented backgrounds.
As a David Satcher Public Health Scholar at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Layan Ibrahim is deeply immersed in her Master of Public Health studies, focusing on global health. Her academic journey began with earning a Bachelor of Science in Neuroscience and Behavioral Biology from Emory University in December 2020.
Fuelled by a powerful vision, Layan aspires to merge her interest in medicine and research. Her ambition is to secure an MD-PhD in Epidemiology, stepping into the role of a physician-scientist dedicated to obliterating global health disparities, particularly within neurology.
Beyond her scholarly pursuits, Layan harbors a profound passion for mentorship, with a special focus on students from underrepresented backgrounds. Boasting over five years of diverse experience, her mentoring roles span from serving as a TA in various college courses to tutoring high school students in math, science, and English. Her mentorship extends to guiding students on their research paths.
With a rich multicultural background, Layan's own academic journey took her across continents. She completed her high school education at the International School of Kenya and the International Community School in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, graduating with a full IB Diploma.
Fuelled by her experiences, Layan eagerly looks forward to giving back to the community, empowering students to achieve academic excellence and opening doors to their dream colleges!
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Emory University
English, Amharic, French