Anita Patel, born and raised in Winston-Salem, dreamed of going to Wake Forest her entire life. She used her four years to transform a space she already knew, into a home. Attending as a Carswell scholar, she earned a Bachelor of Science in Health and Exercise Science, with minors in Psychology and Chemistry. Anita took full advantage of the liberal arts education, enjoying classes in many departments, such as Religion, Sociology, and Art History, and received the honor of Phi Beta Kappa her senior year. During her time as a student, Anita worked as a student athletic trainer with the Wake Forest Football for four years, integrating her love of football and her passion for medicine. She served as the President of Delta Xi Phi Multicultural Sorority Inc., an organization that taught her about the world, the community, and herself. Anita attended the ACC Leadership Symposium as a delegate in 2016, and served as a Student Chair, as well as Curriculum Co-Chair, for the Symposium in 2017, helping plan a weekend-long conference on in the importance of self-care in social change. She expanded her work in the community by serving as a Student Director of Dash Corps, an organization that develops first-year students’ leadership skills through capacity-building service work in Winston-Salem. She furthered her involvement at Wake by serving as a President’s Aide, an Executive Advisor to Student Government, and a Pro Humanitate Institute Research Fellow.