Bernadette Lim

MD/MS Student, UC Berkeley-UCSF Joint Medical Program

Bernadette Lim is currently a medical student at the Joint Medical Program under the UC San Francisco (UCSF) School of Medicine and UC Berkeley School of Public Health earning both her MD and MSc. degrees. She is a Harvard University graduate in human biology and global health and a 2016-17 Fulbright Scholar to India concentrating on the intersections of health equity, entrepreneurship and gender equality. She is also founder and Executive Director of Women SPEAK. At Harvard, she co-founded the school’s Asian American Women’s Association and traveled to Kenya and the United Kingdom on full scholarships to pursue global health work and promote health and hygiene education for girls. Lim, who is the primary author and editor of the 2015 Report on the Status of Women and Girls in Boston, has received numerous honors, including being named one of the 2016 Glamour Magazine College Women of the Year, Business Insider 19 Most Impressive at Harvard, and HerCampus 22 Under 22 Most Inspiring College Women. She is an unashamed plant mama and enjoys writing, piano, shoe shopping, meditation, yoga, and traveling.