Shama Milon was born in Dhaka, Bangladesh, but spent much of her childhood growing up in southern Florida. Before the age of ten, she attended seven different schools, as a result of moving from various country to country and city to city. This experience fostered in her a love of travel, building new relationships, and overcoming challenging situations. While attending Duke University, she spent a summer in Cairo, Egypt, which made her increasingly aware of global health inequities and fueled her desire to make a bigger impact through her future practice. Currently, she is a first-year student at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine.