Courtney Oliver, a native of Montgomery, AL, graduated magna cum laude from Alabama State University’s W.E. B. Du Bois Honors Program with a Bachelor of Science in Biology Pre-Health and a minor in Chemistry and Maternal and Child Health. During her undergraduate studies, she was a member of Beta Kappa Chi Honor’s Society and a member of Who’s Who Among Students in American Colleges and Universities. She also volunteered with several service-based organizations such as Medical AIDS Outreach of Alabama, which provides social services to local citizens who needs HIV/AIDS specific services and information. After working with Impact America, Courtney plans on pursing her master’s degree in Public Health before attending medical school with a focus to serving underserved communities.

Name and describe a memorable place you’ve been, and how you got there.

Iquitos, Peru is the most memorable place I’ve been. Iquitos is a uniquely beautiful city that seems like it never sleeps. From wondering around motor bike and motorcarro filled streets during the day to walking around some of the beautiful, lush plazas during the night, it’s truly hard for me adequately describe the distinctive grandeur the Iquitos beholds. After all the different people I was able to meet, food I’ve gotten to try, and sites I’ve gotten to seen there, I can easily say Iquitos is the most memorable place I’ve ever been.  I got there through my medical internship and study aboard opportunity with the Tropical Pathology and Infectious Disease Association (TPaIDA).

What do you like to do for fun?

I like to read books, go bowling, and watch anime and Korean dramas for fun.