Farinaz Ghodrati is a first-year medical student at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. She pursued her undergraduate studies majoring in Neuroscience at the University of Toronto in Canada. She then went on to complete her Master of Science degree researching prion diseases at the Tanz Centre for Research in Neurodegenerative Diseases at the University of Toronto. Following her graduation in 2018, she was involved in research in the field of Neuro-oncology at the Keenan Research Centre for Biomedical Science at St. Michael's Hospital in Toronto. Passionate about both global and public health, she currently serves as a Case Scheduler at the LA Human Rights Initiative and a Co-Director of the Global Surgery Student Alliance at DGSOM.