Maryam Alausa is from Chicago, IL. She is a junior in the college of Arts and sciences studying Health and societies with a concentration in health markets and finance on the pre med track. She serves as the gamma chapter's financial and recording secretary, the internal affairs chair of umoja, the president of Penn Sapelo, the Chief of staff for the wharton africa business forum, an associate for ideas4action, and a volunteer of cut hypertension, a program to reduce the prevalence of high blood pressure in african american males. on campus, she is a resident advisor at new college house, and works at a pulmonary lab looking at asthma disparities and cost effectiveness of various interventions. she hopes to pursue an md/mba in the future and work globally in sustainably financing healthcare.