Autumn Burnes, M.D.
Rush Medical College of Rush University; Autumn was born and raised in Sebastopol, California. She graduated from Stanford University, where she studied philosophy and biology and developed a passion for integrating humanities and medicine. She further explored these interests during a gap year while working as an English teacher and health educator at the Graton Day Labor Center in Graton, CA. This experience solidified her interest in community medicine. While attending medical school in Chicago, she received an Albert Schweitzer Fellowship for social good; her project aimed to empower youth from disadvantaged backgrounds to become health advocates within their communities through hands-on classes focusing on diabetes prevention, nutrition, fitness, and cardiovascular health. Her interests include bilingual primary care, community health worker models, labor rights, nutrition, HIV medicine, and youth sexual health education. In her free time, Autumn can be found exploring the Northern California Coast, traveling, hiking, backpacking, reading novels, samba dancing, cooking vegetarian feasts, and practicing yoga.
Alumni Year: 2020