Elia Marina Rubio is a senior on a Pre-Health track, pursuing a degree in Social Welfare. She is from a small town in the Napa Valley. Since moving to Berkeley, Elia became incredibly passionate about addressing health disparities through communal and research initiatives. In the future, she is considering a path in medical research or social work. For over a year now, Elia has volunteered at a clinical research lab in UCSF analyzing how different extraction methods of uterine fibroids affect women long term. Last semester she also worked as field officer for the Oakland Health Disparities Project ran by Stanford University. This summer Elia is looking forward to conducting biomedical research in Peru through the Harvard Multidisciplinary Research Training Program. During her free time Elia enjoys playing basketball, exploring the city, and traveling.