My name is Dominique Toney and I enjoy helping others, which is why I am a part of the Mount Leadership Society Scholars. I do not perform service for my own satisfaction; I do it in order to see the faces of those whom I have helped and the progression that I have aided to make in their lives. I am an introvert at heart, but once I am addressed by an aspect of my passion, I am able to interact easily with others. Although helping others is what I love to do, I am passionate about my faith in God, which has shaped me to become the person who I currently am.
The values that I have learned through my Christianity have helped me to choose the career path of becoming a pediatric oncology nurse. The field of pediatric oncology may seem like a heartbreaking profession, but I believe that the children who are affected by cancer are children first, then patients; meaning that they deserve a “normal” childhood just as much as any other child.
Intersectional feminism is a concept in which I have passion. During the Autumn 2017 semester, I took a class that focused on the writings of Black females and their struggles with feminism. I have attached the final paper that I wrote for the class analyzing the novel Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston. Prior to taking this class, I had read the book; however, after learning more theory surrounding the topic, I developed a deeper appreciation and understanding of the work.
Attached are two service projects that I have worked on throughout academic year (2017-2018)
Columbus Metropolitan Library
James Cancer Hospital
This post includes a copy of my resume. It includes a summary of my career goals, skills, work experience, volunteer experience and references.
This is my first year as a Resident Advisor. So far, I have put on multiple programs that encourage diversity, inclusion, wellness, community and learning within the residence hall. I also have the opportunity to create community among my residents and provide them with resources to help them along in their college careers.
I am currently volunteering at the James Cancer Hospital. I enjoy this because I am able to interact with patients and bring them to their destinations within the hospital. The fear of being in such a large hospital combined with the fear of the outcome of their disease is a lot to bear. To be able to help ease that fear with making the hospital seem more manageable to navigate, brings me joy knowing that I can help.
I hope to gain an internship for the Summer of 2018 in the field of public health policy and education. I am interested in child and maternal health in areas of minorities. I am currently a Public Health major and the topics that most interest me include sexual and reproductive health, infant mortality and maternal mortality. I hope to gain an internship with a company who focuses on these aspects of public health.
The culmination of these experiences will help to develop me into a better person who leads and is not afraid to lend a helping hand to others.
The program entailed learning about various health professions, such as an emergency room surgeon and an organ procurement coordinator. I was given the opportunity to shadow a pediatric endocrinologist for a day at the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh. It was significant to me because I desire to have a career in the field of pediatric medicine. The program also included a research project. I constructed a research project about childhood leukemia based on prior research done by professionals.