Honoree: Deputy Surgeon General Rear Admiral Sylvia Trent-Adams Ph.D., R.N., F.A.A.N
Why we salute her: Simply put, Dr. Sylvia Trent-Adams has quite the impressive résumé. Currently serving as the deputy surgeon general, Trent-Adams is a well-respected global health leader. This Hampton University graduate began her career in the Commissioned Corps of the U.S. Public Health Service in 1992, and at every level has shattered expectations — in the process becoming a worthy role model for future generations within the public health space.
Rolling out quote of the day:
“One of the things that I am often reminded of is I have to be careful of what I say and what I do, because our words have power, and our actions are observed by many. The things that we do in life will have long-lasting effects, so always take care and pride with your words and your deeds.” ~ Dr. Sylvia Trent-Adams
Be sure to watch the featured video of Dr. Sylvia Trent-Adams to see why Toyota nominated her to be the 2018 Toyota American Pride Award Washington, D.C. honoree.