Marwah Kiani is an undergraduate student at Tufts University, studying Community Health and Religion on the pre-medical track. Born and raised in the Bronx, she was lucky enough to be a part of Prep for Prep, a pipeline program geared towards low-middle class children of color in NYC. Through this program, she was able to attend the Dwight-Englewood School for middle and high school. She has always been interested in pursuing medicine, but her senior year thesis presentation on healthcare delivery to cancer patients piqued her interest in public health. After enrolling in a class called “Women and Health” in her first semester at Tufts, she realized her passion for women’s and maternal health. At Tufts, she is involved with Peer Health Exchange as a health educator, teaching health classes to students in Boston Public Schools. She is also a member of Strong Women Strong Girls, through which she mentors girls in 3rd-4th grade from the surrounding Tufts community. In her prior research experience, she has worked in many biology labs, assisting in projects ranging from the effects hyper-profusion in rats, to Natural Killer cell development. These experiences have sharpened her critical thinking and quantitative data analysis skills. She recently interned at the New York Academy of Medicine, where she assisted the Center for Evaluation and Applied Research in their public health work, working on literature reviews and coding projects. Through her work with MOTHER, she hopes to gain a stronger understanding of maternal health disparities and inequities in the United States, sharpen her research and qualitative data analysis skills and apply her knowledge through action In the future, she hopes to pursue an MD/MPH, where she hopes to implement that she has learned and will learn towards equitable practices in healthcare delivery. In her free time, Marwah enjoys spending quality time with friends and family having goofy and/or intellectual conversations. Her guilty pleasures include bad quality reality TV, HGTV and comedy specials. In quarantine, she hopes to also start writing spoken word poetry again. She is very thrilled and grateful to be a member of the MOTHER lab team!