Marissa Grace Holden is a second-year medical student at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. Born and raised in San Francisco, she obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Sociology from Occidental College in 2012. In college, Marissa conducted qualitative research on multiracial identity development and traveled to Rwanda on a John Parke Young Grant to teach public health courses. Prior to medical school, she completed a post-baccalaureate certificate program at San Francisco State University and researched the effects of HIV on liver health in women at the Women’s Interagency HIV Study at UCSF. She has a strong interest in women’s health and surgery and is currently the Co-President of the American Medical Women’s Association at DGSOM, class well-being representative, and Global Health Selective Leader. In her free time, Marissa enjoys playing with her cats, traveling, trying new restaurants, hiking, and taking dance classes.