Bernice Fokum

Bernice Fokum

Panel Manager: The Joke’s on You: Comedy as an Anti-Racism Tool for Survival

Bernice Fokum is a dual degree Master in Public Policy student at the Harvard Kennedy School and Doctor of Medicine candidate at Emory University School of Medicine. She is also a graduate of Princeton University, where she studied anthropology and global health & health policy. She plans to become an emergency medicine physician who finds ways to utilize the emergency department to address intersectional issues impacting the residents of disinvested regions, including healthcare access for vulnerable populations and violence prevention. She is ultimately passionate about acting as an agent of change on both the individual and systemic levels for her patients.