2021 NYANP Student Representatives
Amanda Daniella Garcia, Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine (CCNM)
Amanda Daniella Garcia is a second year student at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine (CCNM). Born and raised in the Lower East Side of Manhattan she continues to have a great love for New York. Her road to naturopathic medicine was not linear! She earned her Bachelors of Science in Electrical Engineering from Johns Hopkins University and then went on to teach High School math in New Orleans. Ultimately she found her way back to her first desire -which was to work in the healthcare field. Upon graduation she hopes to return to the city and find ways to educate her community on the various ways we can optimize all the aspects of our health.
Erica Smith, University of Bridgeport
My name is Erica Smith and I am a 3rd year naturopath student at University of Bridgeport. My career as a speech-language pathologist inspired me to return to medical school in search of help for the children I served. My focus is on neuro-atypical children, Autism, ADHD, learning disabilities, and allergies. I have served in both NMSA and NSGA and am the current NSGA president at UB. When not focusing on learning, I enjoy spending time with my 2 children, gardening, and traveling.
Morgan Detering, Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine (SCNM)