Simona Hausleitner (BR '25) is pursuing a major in Neuroscience along with a certificate in Human Rights Studies. With an interest in studying medicine and improving health equity by expanding healthcare access for underserved populations, she hopes to work at the intersection of public health policy and biomedicine. Her personal experiences working at a Women and Children's Center for immigrants and refugees from Latin America, along with interning at a department for cardiothoracic surgery in Austria, have made her dedicated to providing universal healthcare through a human-centered approach, especially for displaced populations. At Yale, she interns for the Umbrella Center for Domestic Violence Services (UCDVS) through the Undergraduate Legal Aid Association, works in the Reproductive Health Department at the HAVEN free clinic, and spends her time researching the molecular mechanisms of Alzheimer's disease pathogenesis at the Strittmatter lab in the Program for Cellular Neuroscience, Neurodegeneration, and Repair.