Major: Public Health
Anneliese is a Senior from West Lafayette, Indiana pursuing a degree in Public Health and enrolled in a 4+1 dual degree Master's program.
Outside of the Barbara Cook Chapter of Mortar Board, Anneliese is the President of Purdue's chapter of MEDLIFE, an international organization devoted to improving access to high quality medication, education, and safe housing worldwide. After completing the Pediatric Oncology Education internship at St. Jude Children's Hospital in the summer of 2022, she has continued working as a research intern at St. Jude Children's, conducting global pediatric oncology research to improve access to culturally-sensitive care for children in low- and middle-income countries. Beyond these involvements, Anneliese is involved in the Young Adult Rare Representatives program, a federal rare disease advocacy group ran by the EveryLife Foundation. After graduating from their Leadership Academy, she, alongside her twin sister, founded the Indiana Rare Coalition and spearheaded an effort to pass a bill to create an Indiana Rare Disease Advisory Council which was officially signed into law this year.
In the future, Anneliese hopes to attend medical school and pursue a career in pediatric medicine, practicing as a clinician and conducting research to improve access to care globally.