Grace Chen (BK’21) is a Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology major from Seattle. Her interest in public and global health began in high school when she became extensively involved in Team HBV, the international network of students dedicated to raising awareness for hepatitis B, a disease that disproportionately affects Asians and Pacific Islanders. Then, her research in Dr. Michael Cappello’s lab at the Yale School of Medicine on drug-resistance in hookworm taught her the importance of critically evaluating public health interventions such as mass drug administration. At Yale, the Sustainable Food Project and consumer awareness sparked her interest in food systems and sustainability. She now hopes to pursue a deeper understanding of global food systems, which are intricately related to natural resource availability, climate conditions, and customs that vary across nations. This topic extends to a host of issues of global health concern such as antibiotic resistance, vector-borne disease maps, and non-communicable disease. On campus, Grace is also a co-founder of club synchronized swimming, Associate Editor of Healthcare and Public Health for the Yale State and Local Policy Review, volunteer at the HAVEN Free Clinic, and lighting designer and dancer for Danceworks.