Sasha Thomas (ES ’22) is a Global Affairs major from Dallas, TX. Her interests lie at the intersection of international development, political and economic institutions, and global health. She wants to look at how foreign policy, economics, and aid affect health systems, as well as how state institutions, norms, and laws affect distribution and access to local health care resources. Sasha is inspired by her involvement at Love146, an NGO working against child trafficking, performing research on foreign aid and global networks, and analyzing gender norms and economic conditions in Paraguay. She hopes to use these experiences to work at global organizations that combine decolonized development practices and local circumstances to create community-based health care programs. On campus, Sasha sings with the Yale Glee Club, is the Co-Coordinator of Dwight Hall’s Executive Committee, works as an Urban Fellow, and conducts research in the Department of Political Science.