Nicole Magaki doesn’t just want to be a doctor. She wants to help doctors help more people.
A 17-year-old from Des Moines, Wash., Nicole has long had an interest in science, medicine and research. As she moves forward with her education and career goals, she’s set her sights on reforming public policy and the overall health care system so that care and treatment are more accessible.
Nicole, a senior at Auburn Adventist Academy, is GeekWire’s Junior Geek of the Month for September. The monthly honor, presented by Northern Trust, recognizes talented young innovators, creators and entrepreneurs in the Pacific Northwest.
“I believe that all the work researchers and scientists are doing to cure disease won’t have the power to make change unless they are instituted in a strong health care system that’s fair,” Nicole said.
It’s a mindset that took root at a rather young