Orion Rushin, UofL junior. Photo by Caleb Perry Photography.
Orion Rushin, UofL junior. Photo by Caleb Perry Photography.

The Community Foundation of Louisville’s “Scholars of Kentucky” campaign highlights scholarship recipients and their achievements. For February, that recognition goes to Orion Rushin, a junior at the University of Louisville. 

Rushin, who has received multiple scholarships from the Community Foundation, wants to become a pediatrician with her own practice after she completes her undergraduate degree in public health. 

“I do not want my work to begin and end in the four corners of the office. I want to not only prescribe medicine to treat the symptoms, but provide the help to cure the sickness,” she said. “[By majoring] in public health, this gives me the opportunity to explore all of the health issues that occur outside the office that contribute to the manifestation of sickness and disease.”

Rushin said she is motivated by her family.

“They really support me and help me to push forward,” she said. 

Alicia Kelso
Alicia Kelso is the director of social media and digital content. She joined UofL in 2015 as director of communications at the Brandeis School of Law. She also serves as a senior contributor at Forbes.com, writing about the restaurant industry, which she has covered since 2010. Her work has been featured in publications around the world, including NPR, Bloomberg, The Seattle Times, Good Morning America and Franchise Asia Magazine.