LSAMP Alumni Profile

Aly Johnson
First Year Medical Student, Loma Linda University
Honorary LSAMP Alumni

Past Clubs/Organizations
• Wilderness Adventure Club (president) • Cru Campus Ministries (president & Bible study leader) • Delta Zeta Sorority • Beekeeping Club • Cardinal Key Honorary • Tri-Beta Honorary • Psi Chi Honorary • Alpha Mu Gamma Honorary • Order of Omega • Society of Scholars • LSAMP IINSPIRE

Past Research
Senior Year: Conducted research on treated municipal wastewater as a source of microplastic pollution in creek bed sediments.

Aly Johnson

At this time, I'm not very available to actively mentor anyone or be heavily involved in the Alumni group. But in the day-to-day, I'm passionate about helping others feel safe belonging. As Brené Brown puts it: “Fitting in is about assessing a situation and becoming who you need to be to be accepted. Belonging, on the other hand, doesn’t require us to change who we are; it requires us to be who we are.” In my free time, I write a lot along these lines and share my voice on social media, inviting others to feel safe. I'm just about to start medical school and I am still just as anxious and self-doubting as I was way before I was accepted. I want students to understand that this personality trait likely never goes away. What can change is our confidence in our ability to manage it sustainably. That's the stuff I love tapping into...

I am available to mentor in the following ways
Attend Conferences

My areas of expertise include
Med School Process, Interviewing, Public Speaking, Leadership Skills