Stephanie Pintas is a first-year medical student at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. Raised in a suburb of Chicago, she moved to Atlanta for her undergraduate studies at Emory where she pursued a Bachelor of Arts in Human Health and Nutrition Science. At Emory, her desire to merge preventive and public health services through a patient-centered model took root. Stephanie led healthy cooking demonstrations for her fellow peers and disadvantaged populations within the community. She also researched the effects of botanical extracts on a fungus implicated in inflammatory skin conditions and was a teacher’s assistant for organic chemistry. Here at UCLA, Stephanie is interested in addressing chronic diseases and the social determinants of health among the underserved by fighting food deserts and improving education on lifestyle changes, as well as incorporating Traditional Chinese Medicine modalities. In the future, she plans to tackle these issues in the community as a primary care provider with a focus on integrative and holistic care.