Reona is a third year medical student at Stony Brook School of Medicine. Originally from Tokyo, Japan, she received her B.A. in Public Health Studies from Johns Hopkins University. In college, she was involved with various extracurricular activities including serving as president of the Japanese American Student Association, a peer tutor for Organic Chemistry, and a resident advisor. During her gap year, Reona worked as a medical scribe in a urology practice while assisting with research at the Department of Cell Biology. In medical school, she helps provide flu shots to patients at Stony Brook's free student-run clinic and serves on the national board of Asian Pacific American Medical Student Association (APAMSA) as Regional Director where she works alongside medical students from across the country to advocate for AAPI health. When she is not in the hospital, Reona enjoys kickboxing! Talk to Reona if you have any questions about gap year opportunities or navigating the medical school process as an international student!