Emma Rutan (SM’21) is a Psychology major from Braintree, Massachusetts. She is currently interested in bringing psychology, human evolutionary biology, and anthropology together to study and improve the mental and physical health of young women in areas with limited menstrual resources. The summer after her first year, Emma interned with Project 351, a non-profit organization that unites eighth grade unsung heroes from across the 351 cities and towns in Massachusetts for a year of service and leadership training. Working as a program and communications intern helped her realize the importance and power of youth advocacy, and she is excited to bring this experience with her to the Global Health Scholars Program. She plans to join City Year or the Peace Corps after graduation, and hopes that this program will help her craft a career path focused on health, justice, and youth empowerment. At Yale, Emma works as a research assistant in the Mechanisms of Disinhibition Lab, sings with an a cappella group called Mixed Company, participates in the theatre scene, and works as a tour guide.