Ana Soares de Pina, DO (she/her)
Ana was born in Santiago, Cape Verde. At the age of ten, she moved to Providence, RI with her mother in pursuit of a better life. As a first-generation college graduate and doctor in her family, she has shattered many glass ceilings. From a young age, Ana believed that her most important contribution to the world and her community was to become educated as a doctor. She graduated as the Valedictorian of her class at Hope High School and attended Providence College on a full-tuition scholarship, where she majored in Health Policy and Management. Ana was a Summer Youth Employee at Rhode Island Hospital, where she worked first as a transporter and then as an operating room assistant. After college, she moved to Washington, DC to work as a staff assistant for Senator Sheldon Whitehouse of RI. However, after a year of working on The Hill, Ana decided to embark on her medical education journey again. After a 2-year post-baccalaureate program (Health Careers Program) at Harvard Extension School, Ana attended University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine in Biddeford, Maine. Ana is an active member of the Cabo Verdean American Medical Society. She is passionate about mentorship, health care equity, and advocacy.
Ana loves dancing, cooking, and listening to African and Latin music, including Kizomba, Zouk, Afro-beats, and Bachata. She speaks English, Cape Verdean Creole, Spanish and some Portuguese. She also learned a bit of French while studying abroad in Toulouse, France. Ana hopes to do more traveling in the future. She is excited to be back in Providence to provide medical care for children in her home-state of RI.