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Jolie Goodman

Scholarship Type: 
DTA Foundation/Robert J. Sullivan Family Foundation
University of California, San Francisco

“Various experiences in my life pointed me in the direction of dentistry and due to my experiences growing up, my goal now as a dentist is to improve access to care for others,” Goodman said. “I was fortunate to have been given opportunities that have afforded me the means to make it to college and even to graduate school, but this is not the case for all economically disadvantaged youth. It is because of this that I want to enhance the lives of others living the life that was once all too familiar to me. I plan to continue addressing the oral health needs of underserved communities beyond dental school and will apply for a masters in public health as a first step in the process in becoming a public health dentist following graduation.”