Bayan Galal (GH ’23) is a Molecular, Cellular, Developmental Biology, and Global Affairs double major on the pre-med track. She is interested in pursuing the intersection between healthcare access and international development, particularly in the Middle East and Africa. As an Egyptian American, she is especially focused of how access to and delivery of healthcare is impacted by social and political infrastructure. Because of this, she hopes to bridge the worlds of medicine and international relations in order to work towards equitable healthcare access. She serves as a research assistant with the Yale School of Medicine, where she focuses on the etiology of autoimmune disorders such as type 1 diabetes, with the Yale School of Public Health, where she works with the ministries of health of Arab countries to assess factors impacting uptake of the COVID-19 vaccine, and with the Jackson Institute for Global Affairs, where she focuses on global health ethics. She also serves as the Health and COVID-19 Policy Chair for Yale College Council, as well as the Events and Partnerships Director for the Yale International Relations Association.