Name: Edinah T. Chikunguwo
Position: Insurance Specialist
Hometown: Harare, Zimbabwe and Richmond, VA
College: Howard University; Biology & Psychology
Why did you join PHC? I joined PHC to be involved in a healthcare “job” while volunteering my time to those who needed it. I expect to gain knowledge about public health, as well as getting a deeper understanding of insurance policies.
What are your future plans? Medical school
What is one thing you would change about health care? I would make healthcare more accessible to those who cannot afford private health coverage, and emphasize the importance of preventive medicine.
Because we all want to know…
Favorite thing about Philly? I lived in Washington, DC for six years, and Philly is turning out to be a good alternative to D.C. Philadelphia is a relaxed version of D.C. Philadelphia is definitely more quaint, especially the University City and Northern Liberties areas.
Typical packed lunch? For the past three months, Lean Cuisine was my lunch of choice, but I have transitioned to Trader Joe’s salads and wraps
If you were a crayon, what color would you be? If I were a crayon, I would be pink, preferably hot pink.
Funniest PHC memory? The funniest PHC moment occurred at the PHC Member Retreat. Lisa S. challenged me to do cartwheels/roundoffs. As a past gymnast, I readily accepted the challenge. Midway in the air with my legs upward in a split, I hear the unmistakable sound of fabric splitting. My scrub pants were a bit snug; my pants had split straight down the center seam!