I am currently an undergraduate student at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. I am currently pursuing a Bachelors degree in both Psychology and Political Science. As a junior, I am furthering my academia in research regarding women and child health in Sub-Suharan Africa and how politics, psychological states, economics, and environmental factors that affect their everyday. Here I am dedicated to expanding my current knowledge regarding psychology, politics and public health through rigorous research and conferences to later be able to impact local communities. Through the many opportunities offered to me as a scholar and volunteer at the University of Illinois in the Champaign-Urbana area it assists me in attaining this goal of one day utilizing my skills to apply to a PhD program surrounding Human Development and Family Studies and Psychology.