Agnes Annetie' Usoro was born in Nigeria, but raised in the US. She claims cultural ties to both her native and naturalized countries. Agnes completed her undergraduate studies at Georgetown University in Washington, DC, graduating with a Bachelors of Science in Nursing. She then worked for three years as a registered nurse in the intensive care unit at both Memorial Hermann Hospital in Houston, TX and Hahnemann University Hospital in Philadelphia, PA.
As a medical student at UTMB, Agnes participates in a variety of extracurricular activities: a reviewer on the 2016 Scribes Council, treasurer of the Pan-African Student Society at UTMB, and general member of the UTMB Diversity Council, Emergency Medicine Interest Group, and Student National Medical Association. She also volunteers at St. Vincent's student clinic, as well as the Galveston Hospice Care Team.
In addition to extracurriculars, Agnes is in the UTMB Global Health Program. She spent the summer of 2013 in Quito, Ecuador with the Child Family Health International (CFHI) program. While abroad, she participated in clinical rotations at two clinics – Centro de Salud Carcelen Alto, Centro de Salud Carcelen Bajo, and one hospital – Maternidad Isidro Ayora. In addition to clinical experience with women's health, she conducted observational research on the reproductive behaviors of women in Quito.
Agnes desires to pursue a medical career in critical care medicine and hopes to be involved in international mission organizations, such as Doctors Without Borders. Outside of medicine, Agnes enjoys to travel and dance. Agnes is very appreciative of the John P. McGovern Academy for the opportunity to serve as an Osler Student Scholar.