Shamara Battle, MD (she/her)
Shamara (she/her) was born in Frankfurt, Germany. After enjoying her early childhood in Honolulu, Hawaii, she and her family relocated to rural south Georgia. Eventually, she ventured to the “big city” aka Atlanta to complete her undergraduate studies at Emory University where she majored in Anthropology & Human Biology with a minor in Korean. Due to her interest in promoting literacy, she volunteered in afterschool programs and worked as an ESL tutor throughout her time in undergrad. Following graduation, she completed a Fulbright Teaching Assistantship in South Korea. During this time, she had the pleasure of teaching the best elementary students in the world and living with a wonderful homestay family. She also worked as a Study Abroad Advisor at the University of Georgia during her final gap year. She then completed medical school at Medical College of Georgia. Her career interests are primary care, likely in an underserved area. Due to growing up in an agricultural hub, she is passionate about improving food access. In medical school, she volunteered as a clinic coordinator at Georgia Food 4 Health and Veggie Park to provide vegetable prescription services to patients living within her local food desert. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her two cats, traveling, creating playlists, trying new restaurants, light hiking, watching movies, and spending time with family and friends.