White lives in Philadelphia, working as a labor and delivery nurse. She is committed to giving back to her community, especially in times of need—including volunteering for the Black Doctors COVID-19 Consortium during the pandemic. She says, “I was immersed in the community, doing the work that needed to be done.”


White points to the hurdles she herself has faced growing up as her personal motivation for wanting to work in underserved communities. She says, “I am the underserved. I want to work and serve people like myself. It has led me to be a leader for my community—someone who can give back, be an example of excellence, and be the Black health care worker that I didn’t have access to growing up.” White is particularly interested in connecting with local community organizations and individuals working to provide access and quality care for birthing people of color.


White’s family plays a particular critical role in her life, starting with her grandmother. She says, “My grandmother was my role model. Her heart was big and pure. She gave love and care to everyone. She was honest and well respected. Her smile was contagious, and her laughter filled the room with joy.” And when White was named a Lauder Fellow, it was her mother she called first. She adds, “It seemed as if so many things in my life had aligned to bring me to that point, and I was overwhelmed with joy and gratitude.”