I became a member of the MRC during fall of 2016. I had the opportunity to join as an undergraduate and the experience so far has been stellar. I personally joined because of my experience with emergencies in the US and abroad.
As a member of the N-95 respirator strike team, I have participated in the fit-testing of medical students. I have also had the opportunity to participate in the recent staff staging drill. Both these experiences, although not emergencies themselves, serve as a reminder to me that we can continuously tackle global risks and issues via preparation.