It was the sight of three small emaciated corpses tossed near the side of the road in rural India that opened my eyes to the clutches of poverty and neglect. Children in developing countries often die from easily preventable and treatable causes due to a combined lack of education, resources and medical care. I wish dedicate my life to this cause by speaking up for those who cannot speak out against the system of injustice and neglect which they were born into. Furthermore, I wholesomely believe that everyone deserves to have their fundamental human right to basic health care and sanitation realized. The despairing fact that millions worldwide are denied this right is the reason why I plan to devote my career to being a physician and working for an international humanitarian organization such as Doctors Without Borders or Emergency USA. My passion therein lies in providing service and compassion to others in need. I have fueled this passion thus far through service work in Honduras building up educational infrastructure to empower Honduran youth. I am currently majoring in Public Health at the University of Rochester and plan to graduate within 3 years and continue on to earning a medical degree (MD). In 10 years, I envision myself working to treat patients and prevent disease in developing nations. Although my career plans will require years of demanding work and steadfast dedication, my efforts will culminate into a lifetime of fulfillment doing what I love most.