Mari Allison is a second-year medical student at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. Born and raised in Upstate New York, she obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Bioengineering at Syracuse University and her PhD in Bioengineering at the University of Pennsylvania. Her graduate research was done on concussion at the Center for Injury Research and Prevention at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and she loved working in the field of injury prevention with a multidisciplinary team. She is interested in how research and new medical knowledge can be efficiently implemented to make a difference in patients’ lives. In her spare time, Mari enjoys traveling, hiking, and camping.