Rachel Kantor: “My Year in Panama”

June 19, 2015 7:30 am - 8:30 am

Rachael graduated from Leonia High School, as a member of the Leonia Science Academy and class salutatorian in 2010. She matriculated to Haverford College, where she Majored in Biology with a Concentration in Peace, Justice and Human Rights.

While at Haverford she was a member of the Women’s Varsity XC, Indoor and Outdoor Track and Field teams, and co-Founder of the Haverford College EMTs.  Her theses were titled: 17β-Estradiol Mediated Neuroprotection Following Ischemia and Does the Short-term Fix Construct or Deconstruct Long-term Relief Efforts? An Assessment of Disaster Relief in Haiti, Brazil and Panama, respectively.

Rachael has been an EMT since 2009 and rode with the Leonia Volunteer Ambulance Corps until 2011 when it was disbanded.  During the summer of 2013 Rachael volunteered as an EMT for the 501c3 NGO Floating Doctors, a medical relief organization in Bocas del Toro Panama. She was asked to return upon her graduation from Haverford in May of 2014, in a long term position, and it was an offer she could not refuse! She created and streamlined her position as Resident EMT and Pharmacy and Clinical Supplies Manager and remains connected with the organization today through the maintenance and solicitation of sponsorship companies.


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