Katherine (Katie) Merrick
Katherine (Katie) Merrick is a dental/public health dual degree graduate. She obtained a B.A. degree, majoring in chemistry at Middlebury College, where she graduated as a student athlete, Summa Cum Laude. There she was the Co-Captain of both the Women’s Cross Country and Track and Field Teams.
She is a well-established leader, being selected as a student representative to the Curriculum Management Committee and as a Peer Biomedical Sciences Tutor. Katie was a key member of the leadership Board of the General Dentistry Interest Group.
Katie dedicates her time to community service as an Urban Service Track Scholar, where she is trained in leadership skills and interprofessional teamwork to provide primary care to clinically underserved populations. She has led a number of specific events, such as the biomedical engineering discovery events for high school students, health care fairs for community members, and caregiver burnout training for health professionals. Katie also mentored young men in the Hartford Juvenile Detention Center on health topics and life skills.
Katie is a proud Vermonter and plans to return to Vermont to work in community health and practice comprehensive general dentistry after pursuing a general practice residency at the University of Vermont Medical Center.