Hiii! My name is Youssef El Mosalami and I was born in Egypt and immigrated to Brooklyn, NY at seven. Specifically, I lived in Bay Ridge, a predominantly low-income SWANA and Latine community. I’m interested in becoming a family medicine or internal medicine physician with a master’s in public health. I'm particularly hoping to focus on refugee, immigrant, queer, trans, low-income, SWANA (South West Asian North African), and Latine communities. I aim to lead my work with trauma-informed care, cultural humility, and an understanding of the international interdisciplinary focus and parallels of trauma by different racial and ethnic minorities. Personally, it has been my environment that has motivated me to engage my intersectional identities as a first-generation low-income queer non-binary Muslim neurodivergent immigrant to be a cultural broker and connect with others. Currently, I’m a rising senior at Pomona College in Claremont, California double majoring in Gender and Women Studies and Middle Eastern Studies on the pre-med track. I participate in a program called HealthBridges that focuses on addressing the social determinants of health by empowering patients with limited proficiency through non-medical Spanish translation, increasing healthcare by enrolling patients in temporary medical (HPE), and working directly with community organizers. Additionally, I’m working on a thesis that explores queer and trans theatrical and artistic spaces in Beirut, Lebanon. In my free time, I love belting out and performing broadway showtunes in my room, making random skits with character impersonations with my friends or dancing in my ballroom dance company!