Jack is a third year medical student at Columbia University College of Physicians Surgeons. He received a B.S. from the University of Southern California with a major in Human Biology a minor in French. At USC, he was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society, captained the USC Ice Hockey team, and was involved in global health clinical research work respectively. He was an Unite for Sight clinical volunteer in local ophthalmology clinics in Ghana, as well as part of a 5-member team that conducted epidemiology studies on burn incidence and care in Uganda. Following his undergraduate degree, he was selected as a Schwarzman Scholar and completed a Masters in Global Affairs at Tsinghua University in Beijing. While abroad, he wrote his thesis on China's response to the Ebola epidemic and interned at the WHO Beijing office where he helped develop an implementation strategy for HIV self-testing in China. At Columbia, he has captained the PS rugby team and has continued research in a variety of fields including global health, patient safety, and quality improvement. Talk to Jack if you have any questions on applying to medical school while abroad, global health research, and staying active while in school!