Day in the Life: Ava DuVernay

Owaves Team Activist, Filmmaker

Day in the Life: Ava DuVernay As a filmmaker, Ava DuVernay has brought attention to extremely important racial and social issues in America. Many of her films, like 13th and Selma, showcase the struggles that Black people have faced since the times of slavery. Media is a form of activism. DuVernay has used her platform and her storytelling skills to educate others …

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Day in the Life: Barack Obama

Owaves Team Activist, Lawyer, Politician

Day in the Life: Barack Obama   When Barack Obama became the first Black president 12 years ago, it was not only a historical moment, but it was also a victory for Black communities who wanted proper representation for their voices. While president, he made several decisions to tackle the social and economic disparities in America. He made health insurance more accessible, …

Serena Williams

Day in the Life: Serena Williams

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Day in the Life: Serena Williams   Serena Williams has four Olympic gold medals that stand on a trophy shelf with 73 WTA titles, including 39 Grand Slams. She was named Sportsperson of the Year by Sports Illustrated and one of the most powerful women in the world by Forbes. When asked if her tremendous success on the court is due to …

Haroon Kazem

Day in the Life: Haroon Kazem, D.C.

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Day in the Life: Haroon Kazem, D.C. Haroon is a Doctor of Chiropractic based in San Diego, CA. He’s an evidence-based healthcare practitioner that utilizes chiropractic treatment and philosophy to better his patients’ health one adjustment at a time. Location San Diego, CA Favorite vegetable? Avocado Personal motto? The journey is the reward. Favorite book? The Giver, by Lois Lowry Favorite YouTube …

Sohaib Imtiaz

Day in the Life: Sohaib Imtiaz, M.D., MPH

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Day in the Life: Sohaib Imtiaz, M.D., MPH Sohaib Imtiaz, M.D., MPH is a board-certified physician in lifestyle medicine from the United Kingdom who ranked among the top 10 students nationally in statistics, business studies, and information technology. He focuses on lifestyle medicine while exploring technology, innovation, and entrepreneurship. Sohaib chose to study in his hometown of Manchester in order to prioritize …

Elyse Wagner

Day in the Life: Elyse Wagner, MS, CN

Owaves Team Author, Entrepreneur, Health Coach, Nutritionist Leave a Comment

Day in the Life: Elyse Wagner, MS, CN Elyse Wagner, MS, CN, LMHCA is known to inspire and motivate grounding habits. She is a Certified Nutritionist and Licensed Mental Health Counselor Associate with a dual Masters degree in Nutritional Sciences and Clinical Health Psychology from Bastyr University. She has a deep love for bringing diet and emotions together in order help her …

Joe Raphael

Day in the Life: Joe Raphael, DrPH, MBA

Owaves Team Executive, Health Coach, Nutritionist, Teacher, Therapist Leave a Comment

Day in the Life: Joe Raphael, DrPH, MBA   Dr. Joe Raphael has dedicated his career to “Lifestyle as Medicine”. He has worked as a therapist, clinician, consultant, teacher, administrator, executive, and researcher. Joe’s post-doctoral education includes psychoneuroimmunology, neuropsychology, positive psychology and he has additional post-doctoral training in clinical nutrition, sports medicine, psychiatry, cardiology, primary care, and healthcare administration. His specialty has …

Elizabeth Morris

Day in the Life: Elizabeth Morris, M.D.

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Day in the Life: Elizabeth Morris, M.D.   Elizabeth Morris, M.D., is a Family and Lifestyle Medicine physician with Greenville Health System in Greenville, South Carolina. As a competitive figure skater growing up, she was always interested in nutrition as a means of optimizing performance, and earned herself a spot on Team USA in 2005. She then moved on to study biomedical …

Saray Stancic

Day in the Life: Saray Stancic, M.D.

Royan Movie Producer, Physician Leave a Comment

Day in the Life: Saray Stancic, M.D.   Dr. Saray Stancic is a Lifestyle Medicine physician and founder of Stancic Health and Wellness. She received her M.D. degree from New Jersey Medical School and is board-certified in Infectious Diseases. Previously, she served as Chief of Infectious Diseases at the Hudson Valley Veterans Administration Hospital in New York. She has authored several research …

Colin Zhu, D.O.

Day in the Life: Colin Zhu, D.O.

Royan Chef, Entrepreneur, Physician Leave a Comment

Day in the Life: Colin Zhu, D.O.   Dr. Colin Zhu has never regarded himself as “traditional” in the sense that he likes to look at things from multiple, diverse perspectives. Trained in Family Practice, he had learned the foundation of patient care. Osteopathy heightened his sense of connection with patients’ ailments. The culinary arts and health coaching elevated his palate for …