Katie Iverson grew up in a soup kitchen in Mesa, Arizona. When she was 2 years old, her mother started Paz de Cristo to serve their local community. This experience truly shaped her future ambitions. At Ursinus College in Pennsylvania, she designed her own major, Peace and Justice Studies, to further explore social justice. While spending a summer in Kenya as an intern with the International Medical Corps, she solidified her dedication to the fields of medicine and public health on a global level. As a Watson Fellow, Katie spent a year following the life of Mother Teresa throughout nine different countries to better understand what it means to truly live a life of service. After completing medical school at Oregon Health and Science University, she is ecstatic to be a part of the General Surgery program at UC Davis and grateful for this opportunity to further pursue global health.