My name is Annika Barron, and I am a student at the University of Notre Dame where I study Neuroscience and Behavior and Global Affairs with a concentration in Peace Studies. Around campus, I am involved with the Department of Sustainability in Student Government and the Global Health Club. I also have engaged in research in several different areas including physics and international development. I play volleyball on the Women’s Club Volleyball team (or with friends whenever I can!). With the goal of pursuing a career as a physician, I believe that it is essential to care for the health of the planet in order to care for the health of its people which is what led me to become involved with YECA!