Originally from the East Coast, I attended Washington University in St. Louis for college and then Tufts University for medical school, graduating with honors at both. During medical school, I spent two years abroad through the NIH/Fogarty International Clinical Research Scholars program. A founding member of the UCLA global health pathway, I thought I would be living in Peru at this point in my life. But since graduation, I have turned my efforts domestic, focusing on primary care for underserved and vulnerable populations here in the States. I now am an APD for both the IM-Primary Care and Med-Peds programs here at UCLA, and am focusing my efforts on curriculum development and activities around policy and patient advocacy. I love SGIM's mission to focus on the well-being of our patients, as that is an ethos that really rings true to me. Currently, I'm in the inaugural class of the SGIM LEAHP program.