Gianni Lacey-Howard is fourth-year undergraduate student from Durham, NC. She is studying Sociology with a minor in Chemistry on the pre-med track. After graduation, she intends to work in sociological community-based research before pursuing an MD. Ultimately, she aspires to work in the field of clinical academic and community medicine. She plans to use her experience and knowledge as a physician to implement cultural health and wellness initiatives in her tribal community and Indigenous communities throughout North Carolina.