Nithya Krishnamurthy (BK ’22) is from San Diego, California planning on majoring in either History of Science, Medicine and Public Health or Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology. She has published clinical research on personalized therapy and liquid biopsies for cancer and has laboratory experience at the Salk Institute and Yale Cancer Biology Institute. After volunteering in rural clinics in Panama and India, she was disheartened by the disparities in access to quality care, especially for women. At Yale, she serves as co-president of Global Medical Brigades and Director of Research for the Hypertension Awareness and Prevention Program, where she is investigating the most effective means of connecting underserved populations to primary care. She is also researching disparities in breast cancer care and screening with the Yale Center for Diversity and Health Equity. With Student Partnerships for Global Health, she is spearheading a project in San Pedro, Ecuador this summer looking at sociocultural and economic barriers to cervical cancer screenings and the HPV vaccination. She hopes to pursue a career as a physician with a focus on global oncology and healthcare equity. She works as an EMT with YEMS and loves to do yoga and help with Yale Children’s Theater.