I am a first year medical student at the Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine in New York. Prior to Touro, I attended Dalhousie University in Halifax, Canada, where I graduated with honors in Biochemistry and Biology. I began volunteering at Dalhousie and immediately saw the positive ramifications of my actions. It influenced me to continue finding ways to improve the community and lives of others. Since then, I have volunteered alongside physicians across North America, provided pre-ambulatory care as an EMT, helped rebuild communities ravished by Hurricane Katrina and delivered care to the medically underserved in Peru. After Dalhousie, I worked with physiatrists to coordinate the implementation of best practices that would improve health outcomes for individuals with spinal cord injury. I believe that my desire to provide care to the disadvantaged, coupled with implementation experience, makes me a strong link in a chain eagerly anticipating the Global Health Challenge.