Braiya Nolan is a sophomore in Trumbull College majoring in Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology. She is from Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, and is passionate about epidemiology, immunology, and virology. Braiya currently works in the Grubaugh Lab at the Yale School of Public Health studying virus emergence, transmission, and evolution. Before her time at the Grubaugh Lab, she worked for the Carlson Lab researching the relation between the olfaction and copulation rates within Drosophila. Additionally, she is a part of Health and Education Advocates for Refugees (HEAR), Yale Ski Team, and president and founder of the Women Who Weightlift (WWW). She journals, enjoys the outdoors, and socializes with friends in her spare time. Braiya is eager to continue to grow in the intersection of biology, global health, and medicine through the Global Health Scholars Program.