I first heard the term “seizure” when I was about 13 years old. My younger sister and I were sleeping on the same bed one night, and all sudden, I noticed she started shaking, and her eyes rolled back. I was afraid because I was not able to help her at the time, I felt useless. Now, years later, I am ready to take this tragic moment and turn it into a career where I can advocate for those who are dealing with this disease. My name is Suizaranne Jean-Coute, but I also go by Suzie for short. I graduated from Simmons University in 2017 with a degree in Public Health. After graduation, I had no idea what career path I wanted to take. However, I have always been passionate about being an advocate for those who are dealing with health inequalities. I have carefully and meticulously chosen the steppingstones in my career to set myself up for success. Gaining the experience in the medical field that I was able to achieve through the various positions I held was the most important way for me to solidify continuing my career path in case management. In my personal experiences, I grew up learning that hard work can take you anywhere. Boston is incredibly diverse, with people who come from all walks of life. Lastly, I believe my graduate degree and work experience will allow me to enhance as an AmeriCorps member and in this new role as an Epilepsy Resource Coordinator.