Marcus Shallow (’22) is a Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology major in Silliman College. He was born in Yokohama, Japan, and was raised in Elton, Louisiana. His interest in global health comes from seeing how limited access to healthcare in under-resourced parts of the country, such as rural America, can have debilitating effects on communities. Along with this, he finds the intersection between social history with medicine and the ways in which we value health to be fascinating. On campus, he coordinates events in genetics education outreach for local New Haven students as co-President of Yale Genetics Club, conducts public policy research and writing with The Roosevelt Institute, and works as a student events photographer for Yale Pathways to Science. He also works in the Yale Cardiovascular Research Center studying signaling pathways leading to vascular disease processes. Outside of class, he loves to go for runs, hikes with friends, and work on random photography projects.