Yara El-Khatib (MY’21) is a Political Science major originally from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She is especially interested in studying the interaction between health and political systems and examining how health initiatives can be used to prevent conflict and promote peace in conflict zones. Additionally, she is passionate about refugee health, specifically among children and women, and how political solutions can guarantee better health access and support for these politically-misfortuned populations. This past summer, Yara studied abroad in Geneva, a global hub for public health, where she researched food security and breastfeeding among Syrian refugees in Lebanon. Through the opportunities provided to her as a Global Health Scholar, Yara hopes to further all of these studies and better understand other competencies connected to global health, such as learning more about the biological and environmental components implicating global health. Outside of academics, she is involved with the Yale International Policy Competition and YIRA, co-captains Yale’s Women’s Ultimate frisbee team, and sings with The New Blue of Yale, Yale’s oldest all-women’s organization!