David Carel (PC ’13) grew up in Philadelphia and pursued degrees in Economics and African studies. After spending time in KwaZulu Natal, South Africa, David developed a keen interest in healthcare in rural Southern Africa, particularly in HIV/AIDS and Tuberculosis. David returned to rural KwaZulu Natal to design and implement a youth empowerment initiative into Zulu communities with a focus on life skills development and HIV prevention education. He is currently studying Zulu and hopes to one day work in health policy in South Africa. At Yale, David is the co-founder and director of Yale’s Global Health and AIDS Coalition, a student organization dedicated to political lobbying and activism for global health on both the federal and local levels. David is also president of UAID, an organization which promotes student awareness, education and volunteer opportunities surrounding infectious diseases, teaches health education in New Haven public schools, and drums in Yale’s West-African Dance Troupe. In his spare time David enjoys playing guitar and piano, running and golf.