Heidi Schoomaker is a second-year student at Eastern Virginia Medical School in Norfolk, Virginia. She is passionate about health equity and holds special interest in how the environment around us shapes our health. A graduate of the College of William & Mary, prior to medical school she worked in public health research and science education. Her writing has been published in The Virginian Pilot, Richmond-Times Dispatch, and JAMA. When not studying, she enjoys cooking and walking in her neighborhood with her husband.