PBPM Alumni Profile:

Ashten Waks 

"One of the things I most appreciate about Goucher is the way it’s a two-year program. The coursework only spans a year, but the staff’s involvement during the following year is just as significant, helping us select the medical schools that are the best “fit”, looking over every draft of our essays, and spending time preparing us for our interviews. They really care about helping us be the strongest applicants we can be."


Ashten became interested in reproductive health while she was in college. She spent her summers working for Planned Parenthood and conducted research on human sexuality. After graduation, she pursued a Master's of Science in Public Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, where she focused on adolescent health and teen childbearing. During her Goucher year, Ashten shadowed in an obstetrics practice and volunteered as a mentor of an at-risk teen. She was the Teaching Fellow for the class of 2013-2014 and is currently attending UCLA as a Geffen Scholar.