My name is Kennedi Smith and I am a public health major at the University of Michigan. After the pandemic started, I noticed how Black and Brown communities were disproportionately affected by Covid-19 ultimately shortening their life expectancy rates compared to White communities. I decided that studying the health of populations will allow me to produce better economical, societal, and environmental outcomes for marginalized groups.
how I got started
I got started with Let’s Detroit through staying involved with the Wolverine Pathways Program. Since the Metro Detroit area has provided me with much assistance like helping me earn a free education, I have a desire to give back and spread more opportunities in the community. Let’s Detroit is forward-focused as it promotes growth for all and I’m super excited to contribute to this vision.
What I love most about working in Southeast Michigan
The thing I love most about working in Southeast Michigan is all of the talent and versatility born right on these grounds. There is so much history here that has greatly impacted the world. Without the platforms and resources to help accomplish their goals, peoples abilities often go unnoticed. However, programs like Let’s Detroit are actively working to change that narrative.
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