Ruiyan Wang (TD’21) is an English and Chemistry major from Basking Ridge, New Jersey. She is deeply committed to examining the innumerable factors access, agency and empowerment, policy, education that inform health status in global contexts. As a student-journalist and avid writer, Ruiyan strives to promote dialogue about these interdigitating determinants through holistic, human narratives about health and disease. Last summer, she researched and wrote about trust in Western versus traditional medicine in China. Through her work as the Immigration and Social Justice reporter for the Yale Daily News, Ruiyan has also provided coverage of local public health organizations, as well as immigrant and refugee health in New Haven, especially after Hurricane Maria. Beyond her reporting, Ruiyan is a volunteer-leader at Planned Parenthood. For several years, she has advocated for family planning funding, coordinated voter registration, and distributed health resources in clinics and on college campuses. Currently, she mobilizes Planned Parenthood volunteers as the Volunteer Coordinator for the Reproductive Justice Action League at Yale. Ruiyan can also be found in the Yale Women’s Center, where she serves as the Board Coordinator.