Aleena Desai is a third year medical student at the University of Birmingham, which is a part of the research-centred Russell Group of universities. She is passionate about medical education, having been involved in widening participation, as well as public health. She hopes to one day become a compassionate physician, treating every patient holistically. For her presentation and multidisciplinary skills, she was awarded runner-up prize for the Teamwork and Leadership Activity by the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham.
Aleena believes that teamwork and communication are key to finding new ideas and improving patient care. Her interests within SAC are outreach, script-writing and mental health.
By joining SAC, Aleena hopes to spread reliable information about COVID-19 across the globe as well as expanding our international community to assist in the fight against the pandemic.