My sickle cell diagnosis has shaped my life for as long as I can remember. I have graduated Magna Cum Laude with a B.S. in Interdisciplinary Science and a minor in Chemistry. I am now a second-year medical student and serve on the executive board for the Student National Medical Association and am a member of the 12CrP program which focuses on working with the underserved communities. I am extremely grateful to PAF for their support and investment in my future to pursue internal medicine-pediatrics as a trained hematologist.