My name is Khristian, I am a first generation Trinidadian-American college student at the illustrious Howard University. I am currently a graduating senior studying sports medicine (pre-med) minoring in French linguistics and culture. This summer, I served as an HIV Prevention Fellow with One Tent Health where I was able to learn the workings of a new, start-up nonprofit. While at One Tent, I gained an in-depth understanding of HIV prevention in the 21st century. This included the acquisition of materials and resource allocation, medico-legal responsibilities, and governmental and non-governmental stakeholders. Most importantly, I gained knowledge of how client- and societal- level factors that dictate health outcomes, stigma, and disparities. To this end, I can now conduct the following: counsel patients on HIV risk factors and prevention techniques, conduct HIV screening, link HIV-positive clients into comprehensive care, lead a group of volunteers during an HIV screening session, and speak comfortably about the inequities that influence HIV prevention. I also served as a sports medicine intern with Howard University Athletic Training division where I primarily focused on strength & conditioning as well as hydration and nutrition.
If I am not studying, or working, I am usually active doing community service within the local communities. I volunteer with a local food kitchen called SOME (So Others May Eat) where I help prepare food for the homeless and those in need. I am also a team leader for this Non-Profit called The Sanctuaries DC. The Sanctuaries is a diverse community of artists who make art for social impact and change through the medium of silk-screen printing. On campus, I am in several different leadership roles across various clubs and organizations such as The Director of Donations for GlobeMed, the Social Media Manager and Brand Image Manager for Alpha Kappa Psi Professional Business Fraternity, the President to the Gentlemen of Drew Social Club, and the Historian for Campus Pals. When I am in Washington DC, I volunteer with Concerned Black Men DC Chapter as a mentor. I assist youth development and community organizing for minority students in STEM and leadership. As a soon to be graduate of Howard University, I am in dire need of your support so that I may fulfill my financial obligation to the university and receive my degree! Any amount that you can contribute will greatly be appreciated. I am currently interning with the Department of Transportation and working part-time at Vida Fitness to help offset my tuition costs but I can't do it alone. Your donation vouches for my dedication to earn my degree and to continue growing and enhancing my skills as a young professional.
Thank you in advance.
In Truth, Service and Many Blessings.