A second-year medical student at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine Greenville, Joel Burt-Miller has deep passion for serving the underserved through advocacy, mentorship, and a commitment to diversity. Mr. Burt-Miller attended Brandeis University and earned a B.S. in Biology and Health: Science, Society, and Policy in 2016. While at Brandeis, Mr. Burt-Miller played an active role in his local and global communities. He served as a mentor for teens in a local low-income community, assisted in running a medical clinic in rural Honduras, and participated in programs focused on improving healthcare quality for underserved populations. Following his undergraduate studies, Mr. Burt-Miller was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to India to teach English to first- and second-generation learners. Returning to the US, he obtained a Masters in Biomedical Sciences from Duke University. As a medical student, Mr. Burt-Miller serves as an elected class representative for Student Advocates for Diversity and Inclusion, seeking to foster a welcoming environment for all within his learning community. Mr. Burt-Miller also has volunteered at multiple community health outreach events for underserved populations, and is a proud mentor through the Urban League of the Upstate, an organization seeking to advance equity and empower underserved communities.