My name is Debbie Adam and I am a seventeen year-old rising senior who attends The Biomedicine Academy at The Academies@Englewood.
Although I currently live in New Jersey, I was born in Miami, Florida to two immigrant parents who hail from Haiti. From seeing my parents toil endlessly to not only survive but to provide for their family, I understood the importance of hard work.
I began to grow interested in healthcare, in particular, medicine, pursuing my interests through choice of school. I entered The Biomedicine Academy where I obtained Honorable Mention in The Biomedicine Academy Experimental Design Science Fair for a group science project investigating the effects of stimulants on Lumbriculus Variegatus. From there, I went on to participate in The North Jersey Regional Science Fair.
I joined The Youth Advisory Board of Dwight Morrow Academies@Englewood and The Sexual Assault Awareness and Project Speak Out, where I advocate the severity and relevance of sexual assault, abuse and battery.
I became the Co-President of The Interact Club where I work in partnership with The Englewood Rotary Club to advocate volunteerism as well as community support. I am also a mentee in The Coalition Of 100 Black Women where I learn extremely important life lesson from various female mentors while also engaging in volunteer initiatives. Here, we help to facilitate entrepreneurial forums in order to expose youths of my age to various professions.
I am strong advocate for community change acting as a head volunteer for The Coalition for Empowerment of Support. Here, I was able to help facilitate monthly events such as Girls Speak Out. As a member of The Teaneck Volunteer Ambulance Corps, I service the residents of Teaneck in health related emergencies and transport. I also volunteer at Englewood Hospital Medical Center where I service the patients in various manners.
Beyond these activities, I am a normal girl who loves to engage herself in reading, playing the drums, and hanging out with friends. I would love to be a Postcards for Peace Ambassador because I understand the importance of making change in your community. I understand that giving back is as important as taking in. Hopefully, through joining this organization, I can contribute by providing insightful information on healthcare in my surrounding communities and advocating the importance of sexual health among youth.