Samantha Greissman (SM ’14) grew up in South Florida and plans to pursue a Master of Public Health and a Medical Doctor degree after graduating with a major in History of Science, History of Medicine. Sammy has been studying Spanish since middle school and has taken a number of courses in the language at Yale. Her strong interest in the language and culture has influenced her to focus on Latin American global health in both her studies and fieldwork. After traveling to Urubamba, Peru before her junior year of high school to do public health service, her humanitarian interest became focused on global health. The summer after freshman year at Yale, Sammy again traveled to Peru to partake in a public health initiative but this time in the Moche Valley. During both visits she became particularly interested in respiratory illnesses affecting both regions. Sammy is currently the Social Action/Justice Chair of Yale Hillel’s Executive Board and is very active within the community. She is also a member of Yale’s Engineers Without Borders. In her spare time, Sammy loves running, playing tennis, and reading.