Jennifer Okolo (TC ’24, she/her) is a Cognitive Science major from Sachse, Texas. Combining the Global Health Scholars program with her studies in human cognition, she hopes to explore addiction treatment/recovery, harm reduction programs, and public health initiatives to improve population-level mental health. Through her efforts, she hopes to contribute to reducing mental health care disparities across the globe. As a Nigerian-American, she also hopes to explore racial and continental disparities in assessing and affording care. In the future, she hopes to obtain an MD-MPH degree so that she can serve as a physician with an emphasis on public health policy. She currently conducts research as part of the CAN lab at the Yale School of Medicine where she explores decision-making and the regulation of craving in those with substance use disorders. At Yale, Jennifer is the director of the Behavioral Health Department at the HAVEN Free Clinic, Curriculum Development Head of Yale Community Health Educators, a STARS 1 Mentor, a Community Mental Health Fellow at Dwight Hall, and a member of YEMS. In her free time, Jennifer loves watching TV shows with friends, journaling, trying new recipes, and spending time with family!