Emily Thacher (BK ’16) is a History of Science, Medicine, and Public Health major from Seattle, Washington. She first became interested in global health during the summer after her junior year of high school, when she taught community health and nutrition in a small town a couple hours outside Oaxaca, Mexico. Since coming to Yale, Emily’s interest in health has grown only stronger. Her activities on campus include directing the Public Health Center of the Roosevelt Institute, working on a variety of community health initiatives through the student group New Haven Action, and performing free hypertension screenings in the community through the Hypertension Awareness and Prevention Project at Yale. In the long term, she hopes to combine a Master of Public Health and an MD degree in order to fight for preventative care and health equity in the US and around the world.