Megan is a rising junior pursuing a self-designed major examining medical utilitarianism. Her ultimate goal is to understand how we incorporate our ethical frameworks into both policy decisions and one- on-one interactions with patients. This is her second summer working at the center under Dr. Gillian Sanders Schmidler. Her projects include connecting policymakers with decision modelers on the COVID-19 response, a Bass Connections group studying the global burden of hearing loss while also working under Dr. Osondu Ogbuoji. She is also building off of her previous summer’s work examining the effect of differing perspectives on cost-effectiveness analysis. When on campus, she is part of the women’s varsity rowing program, studies bird color categorization at the Nowicki Lab and mentors middle schoolers through The Girls Club. She hopes to combine her love for genuine human connection with policymaking and pursue a career where she can advocate for people holistically, not only viewing them as patients.