Nirali Patel is currently a graduate student at the UAB School of Public Health. She recently graduated from UAB with a major in Public Health and a minor in Psychology. She is now pursuing her Master’s degree with a concentration in Healthcare Organization and Policy. Upon graduation, she hopes to continue working for an organization that strives to improve health equity. Nirali chose to intern at Forge because she believes one of the most crucial elements of improving our healthcare system is to place higher importance on the patient. She is excited to intern with an organization that focuses on the patient before all else and aims to improve the overall quality of life for breast cancer patients, survivors, and co-survivors. She is excited to dig deep into understanding what the community needs from Forge and find creative ways to fulfill their needs.