Sophia Zhao (MY ‘23) is a Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry and History of Science, Medicine, and Public Health double major from Newark, Delaware. She is interested in how narratives persist throughout medical history and manifest themselves in contemporary health systems, as well as the construction of efficacious interventions to reinforce or dismantle such narratives. In particular, she hopes to study differential global perceptions of disease and disability and their confluence with healthcare accessibility or provision. At Yale, she serves as an editor-in-chief of the Yale Global Health Review, helps direct Yale Undergraduate Science Olympiad, illustrates for the Yale Scientific Magazine and the Yale Daily News, and volunteers for the HAVEN Free Clinic. She also researches inhibitory circuitry at the Yale School of Medicine. In her free time, she enjoys painting, poetry, and jasmine tea.