Bayan Galal is a junior at Yale College, double majoring in Molecular, Cellular, Developmental Biology and Global Affairs and pursuing a certificate in Global Health Studies. She currently serves as Yale College Council President, and was the first Muslim and first Arab Student Body President elected in Yale’s history. Bayan is interested in pursuing the intersection between healthcare access and international development, particularly in the Middle East and Africa. She has pursued her interest in healthcare accessibility as an intern for the Council on Foreign Relations and Save the Children and as a volunteer EMT in the midst of the pandemic. She also has extensive research experience, serving as a research assistant with both the Yale School of Medicine and Yale School of Public Health and recently publishing several papers on vaccine hesitancy in Arab countries. In the future, Bayan plans to pursue an MD/MPH in hopes of practicing medicine clinically while also working in healthcare policy.