She's the First

Membership Eligibility: All Members of the Jefferson Community

Membership Dues or Fees: None

Description: Though there are many student organizations on campus that promote education through tutoring, mentorship, and volunteer programs both locally and abroad, none of these groups specifically support girls’ education. With so many female students going into science and health professions from Jefferson, it is important that we pave the way for girls across the globe to garner access to education. It is vital to have an organization devoted to raising awareness of the barriers girls face to gaining an education especially in low income countries. It is the goal of the organization to take the opportunity we have at Jefferson not only to promote awareness of these challenges but also to support girls’ primary and secondary education through fundraising for scholarships so that they are given the knowledge and skills to become the first in their families to graduate and leaders in their communities. Additionally, we would like to support girls’ education locally by providing mentorship and educational opportunities to underserved girls in the Philadelphia community.


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Executive Vice President/Treasurer: Stephanie Rackestraw, Sidney Kimmel Medical CollegePresident: Madison Rosen, Sidney Kimmel Medical College

Community Engagement Chair: Rebecca Krain, Sidney Kimmel Medical College

Global Outreach Chair: Sara Sadeghi, Sidney Kimmel Medical College

Communications Chair: Stephanie Cramer, Sidney Kimmel Medical College

Treasurer: Talya Laufer, Sidney Kimmel Medical College

Student Organization Advisor: Susan Rosenthal, MD, Associate Dean
SKMC Student Affairs Office
1025 Walnut Street, Room 116
Philadelphia, PA 19107