Trisha Schimek is originally from Rochester, Minnesota, but has been moving around since high school. Her first stop was New Orleans, where she studied Neuroscience and Spanish at Tulane. She then decided to stay there after Hurricane Katrina to complete an MSPH in Tropical Medicine. Afterwards, she volunteered with Doctors for Global Health in Chiapas, Mexico, which was her first experience with global health. Since then, Trisha has spent time volunteering in Guatemala, Ecuador, and Peru. She completed medical school at the newly named Sydney Kimmel Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia. For her Family Medicine residency, she decided to return to the Midwest to the University of Wisconsin, Madison. Here she was able to continue providing care to underserved communities in an FQHC. Outside of medicine, Trisha enjoys biking, hiking, yoga, Latin dancing, volleyball, and of course traveling. She is thoroughly looking forward to working and learning among all of HEAL’s fellows and partner communities these next two years. Tricia was a rotating fellow who served at Northern Navajo Medical Center in Shiprock, New Mexico and at Compañeros en Salud in Mexico.