Katie Beck-Esmay graduated from the University of Minnesota earning a BA in Global Studies with a focus in Human Rights and Public Health and a Minor in French. During her time as an undergraduate, she studied abroad in Senegal where she interned at a rural clinic. It was through this experience that Katie became passionate about Global Health and improving access to quality healthcare in underserved communities and resource poor settings around the world. She is currently a first-year medical student at the University of Minnesota Medical School and plans to earn an MD-MPH and eventually work in Community Health and Global Health. While she is keeping her mind open to specialties that would best fit her goals, she has a keen interest in Emergency Medicine. Katie’s interests include traveling, literature, music, getting active in the outdoors and eating new and delicious foods.