Autumn Day enters the medical profession
Autumn Day received her Bachelor of Science degree in human biology and American Indian studies from Cornell University in Ithaca, N.Y., in May 2005. She began her studies in osteopathic medicine in August 2006 after spending a year working for a...
Autumn Day received her Bachelor of Science degree in human biology and American Indian studies from Cornell University in Ithaca, N.Y., in May 2005. She began her studies in osteopathic medicine in August 2006 after spending a year working for an anti-poverty agency as a family employment advocate in Duluth.
Day attended the Bemidji Public Schools until she moved to Duluth with her family in 1994. She attended Duluth East High School where she excelled academically and was involved in student government, sports and volunteering. At Cornell University, Day's interest in medicine and social justice grew. She became an officer in the American Indian Science and Engineering Society and Native American Students and Cornell. At A.T. Still University, Day is a Minority Affairs Representative for the Student Osteopathic Medical Association and is active in numerous student groups, including Student National Medical Association, Physicians for Social Responsibility and the Diversity Committee among others.
Day has taken six years of Spanish and knows elementary Ojibwe. Her knowledge of the Ojibwe language and culture stems from her parents, uncles, aunts, and from attendance at sweat lodge and other ceremonies at Leech Lake where she is an enrolled band member. She plans to work with underserved populations upon completion of her medical studies.
Day's parents are Dr. Don Day, president of Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College in Cloquet, and Dr. Priscilla Day, professor of social work at the University of Minnesota-Duluth. Day's sister, Jessica Day, is a graduate of the University of Minnesota and works for ARGUS in Minneapolis. Her brother, Michael Day of the U.S. Navy, is currently on a submarine tour in the Pacific Ocean. Day also receives outstanding support from her uncles, Ralph, Paul, John, Steve, Ray and Larry Day, and her aunts, Donna Morgan, Clarice White, Barb Saice, Sue Jones, Doris Jones and Monica Roth-Day.