Location: Toronto, ON
Maria Leis is a second-year medical student at the University of Toronto. She has a variety of experience promoting women in leadership as well as women’s health; at the University, she is a Director of Women in Medicine, the Women’s Health Education Initiative, and Medical Students for Choice. She has a particular interest in global gender disparities; her current research examines the impact of gender-based violence against female sex workers in Nairobi, Kenya on HIV prevention behaviours and mental health outcomes. Following, she is part of FMWC’s Gender-Based and Family Violence Committee. Maria looks forward to serving on the Board this year and advocacy opportunities within the FMWC.