Megan McConnell is a second-year medical student at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. She was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois and attended UCLA for her undergraduate career. In 2013 she graduated from UCLA with a BS in Human Biology and Society, concentrating in Medicine and Public Health. While in college, Megan worked as an EMT for UCLA EMS and conducted research on health disparities in the Deaf community. Currently, she is one of the interest group leaders for the Genetics Interest Group and medical genetics selective. She hopes to incorporate genetics into the specialty she chooses to pursue. In her free time, Megan enjoys hiking, dance, and attending local farmer’s markets.