A Woman of the People

My memory of the caricature of a food critic is someone who is an elitist and only recommends the poshest of places that few can afford. They may disguise themselves so chefs and customers don’t recognize them when they are out “critic’ing”. Restaurants bend over backwards to make sure the critic has an excellent experience,…

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The Teacher

Dr. Meghan Walsh is reluctant to lead with titles & CV’s. It’s the thesis behind her strategy to collaborate together on featuring women Docs on a style & fashion blog. In her professional culture, it’s all about the CV, the research and the degrees. The humanity of doctors gets reduced to accomplishments.

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The Internist

Dr. Veeti Tandon was inspired to become a doctor when she was 8 years old. Her grandpa had eye surgery, which was videotaped, and given to him. Veeti found the tape and watched it. Riveted by what she saw, which was very invasive eye surgery, she knew she wanted to somehow make medicine part of…

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The Internist

When Wendy was in 8th grade, her 2nd cousin died young from “brain cancer” that nobody ever talked about. Her intuition always told her that something felt “off” about the situation. Later in life, she found out that he actually died of AIDS and always wished that she would have known he was sick.

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The Neurologist

When Tenbit was a teenager, her family immigrated to the United States from Ethiopia. The political state of the country was uncertain and her dad wasn’t safe because he was a journalist. So, her family of 8 moved to the U.S. and settled in South Minneapolis. One of the biggest cultural shifts for Tenbit was…

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The Pediatrician

As a young girl, Dr. Sonja Colianni was always drawn to helping younger kids, and worked as both a babysitter and a nanny when she was a teen. She loved school, didn’t mind homework, and knew she wanted to be a pediatrician from the 3rd grade on. There was never any question in her mind…

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The Surgeon

Dr. Ashley Marek grew up believing she could do anything, until she went to college. She started as a journalism major, but was inspired to become a surgeon after interviewing 2 surgeons for an article she was writing during her journalism internship. During the interview, one of the surgeons told her that she had a really good understanding of their field.

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