Emily Aarons is a senior in the Connell School of Nursing and minors in Global Public Health and the Common Good. Her interest in the study of public health was sparked by taking Public Health in a Global Society with Professor Abuelezam and Professor Sabbath in her sophomore year. As a junior, she then spent a semester abroad in Geneva, Switzerland, where she was a student in the Global Public Health and Development program through the School of International Training. Now back at BC, she is also involved in Strong Women, Strong Girls, a mentorship organization that empowers girls in the Boston area, and contributes to the fields of cardiovascular and dyadic research through her role as an Undergraduate Research Fellow with Dr. Christopher Lee, CSON’s Associate Dean of Research. She is passionate about advancing public understanding that health is a human right and of the importance of trauma-informed care; as a future nurse, she hopes to use her public health perspective, and her interests in community engagement and development to improve inequities at all levels.