MiChaela Barker, BSPH '18

MiChaela Barket

Upon graduating from The Ohio State University, MiChaela became an infant wellness specialist at Nationwide Children's Hospital where she helps to conduct research and create initiatives surrounding infant mortality within Ohio and the Franklin County areas. In addition to this, MiChaela is applying to medical school and has launched her very own business, Melanin in Medicine, which seeks to increase the awareness and acceptance of mental health conversations within minority communities and fighting the negative stigma around it. The inaugural product is called a "Dream Journal," which contains monthly calendars, to-do lists, mood trackers and writing prompts to help users to create a tangible and safe space to express themselves.