Courtney Schmidt, Team Leader
Courtney is a small-town girl from Michigan who loves farms, lakes, and apple cider. She received her undergraduate degree from Hope College where she played soccer and fell in love with international travel. During her undergraduate career, Courtney shadowed in the maternity ward of a hospital in Ghana and later helped run medical clinics for victims of human trafficking in Thailand, which were powerful experiences to further solidify her passion for global health. At Wayne State University School of Medicine, Courtney continued to develop this passion by joining the World Health Student Organization, traveling to Ecuador to provide medical care. In her free time limited by her second year of medical school, Courtney enjoys reading, exploring the outdoors, and athletic activities of any sort.
Michael Hofman, Team Member
Mike grew up in Grand Rapids, Michigan. As one of five brothers, he learned to eat quickly and always have a witty retort in his back pocket. A couple minor surgeries, thirteen broken bones, and a few years later, he developed an interest in medicine. He attended Calvin College for his undergraduate education. During his time there, he traveled to China and Honduras, gaining an appreciation for both the importance of a global community and what it is like to be the only person standing 6 feet 4 inches tall in an entire city. He currently is a second year medical student at the Wayne State University School of Medicine. When he is not stuck in the books, he daydreams about his next chance to travel and pretends he is still in shape enough to play sports.