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Episode 12: A vision for dignity through healthcare

Nadine Jawad (2020 cohort) shares how she tempers cynicism, embraces joy and grief simultaneously, and works to make healthcare accessible for all.
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In episode 12 of Imagine A World, Nadine Jawad (2020 cohort) reflects on how she tempers cynicism, embraces joy and grief simultaneously, and is working relentlessly to make healthcare accessible to all.

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Nadine in Denning House, smiling and speaking to a group of people, who have the backs of their heads visible

Photo credit: Micaela Go

Nadine Jawad (2020 cohort) from Dearborn, Michigan, is pursuing an MD at Stanford School of Medicine. She earned a bachelor’s degree in public policy at the University of Michigan, and a master’s degree in comparative social policy at the University of Oxford. Nadine aspires to work in preventive medicine and public health. She is also interested in narrative medicine, journalism, and medical humanities.

Her research focuses on implementation science in the field of primary care and behavioral health integration. Nadine is also a recipient of the Rhodes Scholarship and Harry S. Truman Scholarship.


two men wearing imagine a world t-shirts seated on stairwell

Imagine A World is hosted by Willie Thompson, left, and Taylor Goss, right. Photo by Micaela Go.

Taylor Goss (2021 cohort), from Lacassine, Louisiana, is pursuing an MA in music, science, and technology and an MPP in public policy at Stanford School of Humanities and Sciences. He graduated with college honors from Louisiana State University with bachelor's degrees in music and entrepreneurship. Taylor aspires to connect musicians and policymakers, using the arts to communicate societal needs and provoke policy change.

Willie Thompson (2022 cohort), from Griffin, Georgia, is pursuing a master's degree in business administration at Stanford Graduate School of Business. He graduated summa cum laude from Morehouse College with a bachelor’s degree in economics and a minor in Chinese Studies. He intends to create and contribute to organizations using the arts as a conduit for community building and intercultural education.

Imagine A World's theme music was composed and recorded by Taylor Goss. The podcast was originally conceived and led by Briana Mullen (2020 cohort), Taylor Goss, and Willie Thompson, along with Daniel Gajardo (2020 cohort) and Jordan Conger (2020 cohort).

Special thanks to Sanaa AlamRachel DeschSydney Hunt, Chan LeemKara SchechtmanTakondwa Priscilla Semphere, and Rahul Thapa.

Knight-Hennessy scholars represent a vast array of cultures, perspectives, and experiences. While we as an organization are committed to elevating their voices, the views expressed are those of the scholars, and not necessarily those of KHS.

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