Nashville, TN - Knoxville, TN
Briana Chanice Tate is a sophomore at the University of Tennessee from Nashville, Tn where she was born and raised. She is currently pursuing a B.S. in Biochemistry, Cellular and Molecular Biology with a Pre-Med concentration. Her future plans are to serve her community as a health-care physician. Due to her close relationship with her pediatrician and volunteer experiences in Baptist Hospital and Centennial Hospital, Briana was inspired as a young girl to become a Pediatrician. She volunteered in multiple departments from the Centennial Medical Center Kidney Transplant center as a desk assistant to the Baptist Hospital Nursery. Her desire to be a health care professional is rooted in her passion for community service.
Starting in high school, Briana began working in various counseling and mentoring programs. She felt it was her calling to serve her community through the youth. She worked at multiple summer programs including, Girls Using Significant Tools for Opportunities (G.U.S.T.O.) Summer Enrichment Program. Here, Briana helped counsel and mentor 50 girls from the ages of 9-17 years for 8 weeks. She was very honored and grateful to gain the opportunity to impact her community be, in return, be impacted by the girls she mentored in such a meaningful way.
Family is very important to Briana and she enjoys spending time at home with her younger brother, Mother and Father. In High School Briana learned how to cook from her Father and now enjoys creating meals for herself and college friends. Her personal connections with the people that she meets in volunteer activities are very important. She believes in the concept, “it takes a village to raise a child”.