A Kornberg senior was recently awarded a highly competitive national internship with the American Dental Education Association (ADEA) Student Diversity Leadership Program (SDLP). Paige Epps, class of 2017, who is also the Vice President of the Student National Dental Association (SNDA) and a student member on the CODA Planning Committee, sees the internship as an “opportunity to learn about diversity efforts being implemented on a national scale” that will strengthen her ongoing efforts here at the school to help align “the nature of perspectives in dental schools … with that of the population needing our care.”
Paige describes herself as a “longtime cheerleader for equity in both health care and education,” who is “passionate about the improvement of health care disparities and the provision of quality care to underserved populations.”
According to ADEA, as the SDLP intern, Paige will engage with dental students from across the country “in a partnership for action, dialogue and collaboration” Through blogs and social media, as well as work with leaders in dental education, Paige will “give a voice to ADEA SDLP participants.”
Congratulations on a well-earned position, Paige – we look forward to learning more as your internship year unfolds!