I am a current medical student at University of California, Irvine School of Medicine. I attended Yale University for my undergraduate studies and discovered science writing while taking a course called Writing About Medicine and Public Health. After college I worked as a freelance medical communications writer and was a volunteer archival research assistant at the National Library of Medicine in Washington, D.C. I care deeply about reducing health disparities in minority communities and believe that science communication and outreach are two important advocacy tools. Outside of medicine I enjoy baking, sewing, hiking, and spending time with my siblings. Most importantly, I am thrilled to be joining the Philadelphia Inquirer as an AAAS Fellow!