Kelly Long (JE ’23) is from Dallas, Texas and is majoring in Molecular Biophysics & Biochemistry. She was drawn to the Global Health Scholars program for its emphasis on an interdisciplinary approach. She is particularly interested in considering health issues from a perspective of social constructionism and in assessing how we can address both the social determinants of health and equity to improve health outcomes and eliminate health disparities. She is also interested in how global health inequities can be understood as legacies of imperialism and colonialism. Outside of the classroom, Kelly is also the co-president of the Vietnamese Students Association at Yale, an advising fellow with Matriculate, a student organizer with Students Unite Now, and is an undergraduate research assistant in the Bleichert Lab.