Abbigayle Boushele-Walter, BA
Health Sciences Administrative Coordinator
University of MN
Abbigayle Boushele-Walter (she/her) graduated cum laude from the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh with a B.A. in communication studies. Her undergraduate work focused on rhetoric, intercultural and health communication. Abbigayle currently works as the Health Sciences Administrative Coordinator for the Center for Health Interprofessional Programs (CHIP) at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. Abbigayle contributes to the co-curricular interprofessional work of CHIP by coordinating student-focused, interprofessional programming, services and spaces.

Presenting at the Nexus Summit:

Co-curricular interprofessional engagement provides a unique informal space for future health professionals to find and make authentic connections with one another, build leadership skills through experimentation and innovation, and shape their educational experiences. Well designed and supported initiatives can both enhance student wellbeing and meet interprofessional education goals. For 50 years, the Center for Health Interprofessional Programs (CHIP) at the University of Minnesota has been supporting students across health professions to “do what matters to them, outside of the classroom…
The University of Minnesota health interprofessional well-being initiative, BeWELL, conducted a survey in 2020 to gauge interest in initiatives and programming and found that gardening was in the top three preferences expressed by health professional students. As no garden existed on the east bank campus, BeWELL, in conjunction with the Center for Health Interprofessional Programs (CHIP), established an interprofessional student-led garden. The garden aims to provide an outlet for health professional students, promoting wellness and organic relationships across disciplines. In pursuit of…