Nayelie Benitez Santos is a second-year MS Epidemiology student. She grew up in Fullerton and attended Cal State Fullerton, majoring in Health Science and minoring in Gerontology. Her professional goals are to become a nurse practitioner. She hopes to help families and children as a clinician by reducing their barriers to accessing healthcare services. She also plans to continue researching to inform policymakers on healthcare reform. In her free time, she enjoys running and hiking outdoors.