Ayah Elmansy (BF’21) is a prospective Neuroscience major from Stamford, CT by way of Alexandria, Egypt. Ayah’s interest in global health was stimulated by the time she spent in Egypt during her childhood. Seeing the health disparities in the rural areas of Egypt firsthand drove her desire to study how cultural, political, and biological elements manifest into health challenges. She’s motivated to study these interactions in order to understand how to develop sustainable interventions. As a pre-med student, she hopes that the knowledge and experiences she gains through the study of global health will aid in her ability to help others through a career in healthcare. At Yale, she is the volunteer coordinator of MedSci, works with refugee families through RISE (Refugee and Immigrant Student Education), and serves as a student research assistant at the Yale Alzheimer’s Disease Research Unit.