Caroline R. Pecos-Duarte, Pueblo of Jemez
Caroline is currently a junior at Stanford University majoring in human biology with a concentration in community health and chronic disease. Her interests are motivated by health inequities among Native Americans caused by high rates of disease. In the future, she aspires to become a primary care physician and serve Native communities. She hopes to focus her work on bridging public health approaches with medicine to address both genetic and environmental influences on disease. Caroline is determined to be an advocate for patients so traditions and culture can be preserved, and a healthy lifestyle can be passed to future generations.