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Congratulations, Maya Kovacs.

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Maya Kovacs is a Medical Student at Dalhousie University and is very involved in our community. She volunteers as a Look Good Feel Better Makeup Artist, helping women counter the appearance related effects of their cancer treatment. One of her biggest achievements to date is her work with Mobile Outreach Street Health (MOSH), where she volunteers to provide healthcare access to people who are homeless, insecurely housed, street involved, and underserved. As part of this work, Maya developed an app to log encounters with clients during outreach in the community that helps to track their work.

Community involvement has been important to Maya since she was a teenager. She has been a Sunday Supper Volunteer at St Andrew’s Church, a volunteer note taker for students with disabilities at Carleton University, and a mentor with Pathways Spryfield.

When not volunteering or studying, Maya is busy with dance and is very active with Halifax dance and yoga. She teaches yoga as part of the after school program at the Sacred Heart School of Halifax, and volunteers with the Inclusive Movement program at Halifax Dance, a class for children with mental and physical disabilities. One of her passions is mentoring the children she teaches about the importance of kindness and treating others with respect.

Maya’s own mentor is Patti Melanson, the team lead at Mobile Outreach Street Health (MOSH). Patti works tirelessly to challenge the system and encourages those around her to do the very best they can. Patti has led the way for Maya to pursue medicine and inspires her to make a difference in anyone’s life that she can. Maya has learned many things from Patti- resilience, passion, and grit.

 
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