Deena Mousa (JE ’20) is an Ethics, Politics, and Economics major with a concentration in global health. After witnessing the exclusion of Syrian refugees from Egypt’s public healthcare infrastructure, she has become particularly passionate about the use of technology and grassroots innovation to improve health equity. She has a background in biomedical research, having patented an innovation that stops bleeding in 5-10 seconds – Hemostat V-Seal. Over the past few summers, she has been a part of the leadership team at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Fabrication Laboratory in Giza, Egypt where she has taught a Maker Camp for students aged 12-16 on fabricating wired and wireless smart systems. Deena is the co-founder and community outreach director of Shamsina, a start-up seeking to alleviate the negative health, environmental, and economic effects of energy poverty. Shamsina provides low-cost and locally-sourced solar-powered water heaters to energy-poor districts in Cairo by training and employing members of those communities, as well as educating resident students in environmental literacy. Deena spent last summer in Cairo, interning at the World Health Organization Eastern Mediterranean Region Office in the health systems division, where she wrote internally-published policy proposals with a focus on the Syrian refugee crisis. On campus, Deena competes with the Yale Debate Association and the Model United Nations Team at Yale, and is a part of the Yale International Relations Association.