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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