Prawallika Gangidi is a first year graduate student at Columbia University pursuing an MPH degree in Health Policy and Management. She recently graduated from Cornell University in 2017 where she studied Biological Engineering. At Cornell, she served as the Director of Cornell University EMS and in various other leadership roles on campus. She participated in research on campus as well as at the Cancer Institute of New Jersey and was a co-author in a recent publication on critical components of the DNA repair pathway. Prawallika hopes to pursue a career in healthcare to reduce disparities in health access and improve patient care.