Dylan Rice was born and raised in Cumberland, Maryland. Growing up surrounded by conservative rhetoric in both his home and school, he struggled to accept his queer identity until his junior year of high school. As a result of these experiences, Dylan knew early on that he wanted to dedicate his time to advocating for the queer community and serving other marginalized populations.
Dylan graduated in May 2020 from Harvard College, where he studied Psychology and Global Health/Health Policy. He completed a senior honors thesis on psychosocial factors that may contribute to health disparities that exist for sexual minority men. During his time at Harvard, Dylan also completed research on HIV serostatus disclosure and social support in South African adolescents, hazardous drinking in sexual minority women, and socioeconomic associations of epilepsy in the Republic of Guinea. In addition to his research interests, Dylan pursued his passion for teaching at Harvard by working as a calculus course assistant and a peer tutor. He volunteered as an EMT on campus and served on the board of Harvard’s student EMS group, CrimsonEMS.
Dylan plans to take a gap year to gain experience in clinical research and then pursue an MD/PhD, in which he hopes to combine his passions for research and patient care to advocate for improvements in queer healthcare.