Nilpa Shah is a second year Master of Public Health Student at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health. She graduated from UC Davis with a Bachelor of Science in Molecular and Cell Biology and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. Prior to starting her graduate program, Shah was a Project Manager at UC Davis Health for four years and studied the impacts of sociocultural and biobehavioral determinants of health on disease management and developed the structural and organization knowledge for program planning and implementation. Currently, Shah is a graduate researcher at UCLA Health and studies violence prevention. Her professional goal is to design, implement, and evaluate innovative community-based interventions to promote healthy lifestyles for families that lack healthcare resources. As an emerging public health leader, Shah is motivated to collaborate with other like-minded professionals to improve healthcare inequity and create synergy to promote and protect the health of people and their communities.