Zoreed Mukhtar is a recent graduate of the University of Central Florida honors college and obtained her B.S. in psychology, with a minor in sociology. During her time at UCF, she served as the Knight-Thon Director and Global Health Director for the local Premed AMSA chapter and also held leadership positions in the Global Public Health Brigades and the Multicultural Association of Pre-Health Students. Outside of her leadership roles, Zoreed conducted research for her thesis on physician-patient communication, volunteered at the children’s hospital, and interned for a political campaign during the midterm elections. While attending the AMSA Annual Convention and Exposition to present her research earlier this year, Zoreed was inspired to become involved in AMSA National. In her gap year, Zoreed will continue to volunteer as a medical scribe at a clinic for underserved patients, serve as the head chemistry teaching assistant at UCF, and work on two research publications with her biochemistry professor. She is passionate about public health, policy, organizing, public service, and advocacy. As the global healthy policy coordinator, Zoreed is committed to bringing awareness to health care disparities and barriers to access to care, as well as advocating for expanding access to more affordable care for vulnerable patients, underserved populations, and rural communities. When she isn’t volunteering, you can find Zoreed watching a Lakers game or taking photographs for her fashion blog.