People of ENCompass: Browning Haynes


What’s your major and year?

I am a 3rd year Biomedical Science major.

How long have you been a member of ENCompass?

I have been a member of ENCompass since October 2017.

What is a public health issue that you are passionate about?

I am specifically passionate about health disparities and health inequity.

Are you involved in any other organizations? If so, what are they?

I am involved in several other extracurricular activities outside ENCompass. I am an undergraduate research assistant for Dr. Leah Pyter in her Behavioral Neuroscience and Cancer Immunology lab. I am also a member of Gamma Phi Beta and Pay It Forward

What are your future plans?

After graduation, I plan to attend medical school!

What’s your favorite quote?

My favorite quote at the moment is actually from a song I've been listening to called "Still" by Seinabo Sey. This song perfectly describes my motivation to continuing growing as an individual despite any bumps I may hit in the road. My favorite lines are directly at the beginning of the song: I've been thinking 'bout tomorrow, instead of drowning in the past. Oh, we had good times even back when dreams were all we had to last. So, as I wake up this bright morning nothing's gonna bring me down. As I move into my senior year of college, I am starting to think about my future beyond undergrad. Every time I listen to this song, it reassures me that I have the experience and passion to be successful in the future not only in my career but in my personal life as well. 

Interesting fact about you?

An interesting fact about me is that I love to stay active! I like to do yoga in my free time, but I also enjoy trying out new and interesting ways to stay fit. When I was younger, I attended a sleep away arts camp at which they had open auditions for their circus! I decided to try out for fun and ended up getting chosen to perform the aerial silks as a part of the circus show! It was a really fun and challenging experience that took me outside my comfort zone!