Kaushik Govindaraju is a first year medical student at Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine in New York. He was born in Hyderabad, India and grew up in Las Vegas, NV before completing his undergraduate education at Northwestern University in the Chicago area. During undergrad he was involved with several social justice groups, including the Northwestern University Conference on Human Rights, which is the largest student–run undergraduate conference on human rights in the country. Kaushik was also the co-president of the Student Health Advisory Committee, a platform for students to voice their opinions regarding campus health issues. While at Northwestern, he also conducted research in the field of early–onset Alzheimer‘s disease. Kaushik looks forward to employing his passion for developing and synthesizing ideas for the betterment of global health in the communities with which he has worked and which he will work with in the future.