Peyton Hall

Peyton Hall

Intern

Happy Mama Healthy Baby Alliance Intern

My name is Peyton Hall, and I am a Freshman at the University of Southern California. I am pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Biology on the pre-medical track with minors in Business and Medical Anthropology.
 
As for my future aspirations, I plan to become a Doula and eventually, an OB-GYN Oncologist with a focus on marginalized communities. I would like to pursue this career as a result of research that I have conducted from 2020-2021 on racial disparities in regards to maternal health, research that I plan to continue during the rest of my time as an undergraduate student.
 
I would also like to pursue this career because I believe that there should be a sense of love, empowerment, and community in childbirth. I believe that a safe birthing experience should be he standard. Yet, I find that the current medical system in place does not deliver these, much less to communities of color. This is where I would like to make a difference, starting with my role as a student intern for HMHBA, an organization that focuses on alleviating these health inequities.
 
Prior to my time here, I have had both clinical and advocacy experience from 2018 to 2021. My past experience as a student intern for a general surgery private practice has provided me with ample communication skills for a clinical setting, something that I believe may be beneficial to my time here. In addition, my experience with advocacy and non-profit organizations includes my role as the co-founder of the Youth Council for the Long Island Women’s Diversity Network, where I would create and facilitate social justice workshops for
local teens.
 
As a student intern for HMHBA, I will be interviewing doulas, attending births, and assisting in and creating any media and advocacy projects that the organization may need. Currently, I am working on a documentary which will outline the need for doulas in America and how HMHBA specifically, remedies maternal health disparities in Los Angeles.