As a freshman at the University of Georgia, I quickly noticed a small void in my life and I came to the conclusion that this was because I was lacking a purpose in life. Though this may sound dramatic, I really think that we as individuals need to feel useful and aid people other than ourselves in order feel fulfilled. Up until this point, I had gone to school with people I knew for many years, took classes that were chosen for me, and partcipated in the few clubs available. Now, the combination of an increase of options and a completely new environment put me in an unfamiliar position. I now had the choice of what to do, how to make a difference, and what to become. I began this journey as a Biology major and after two months, noticed that the classes that this major required did not speak to me. I have always been a firm believer in following your gut feeling and so I opened my doors to other fields I would have never considered before. Unfortunately, I was hit with a huge wave of insight after the passing of my beloved grandfather. This unearthed my interest in health and helping others and specifically those who cannot access proper care. It was then that I switched my major to Intended Health Promotion. I believe that health should be considered a human right and not a privilege. Receiving treatment should be based on need and being born into a fortunate environment should not dictate whether or not a person can survive an illness or accident. I know this kind of equality is hard to achieve, but we also cannot sit by and watch as this unfolds. As each day passes, I am increasingly fueled by my inner passion as well as my grandfather's resonating fighting spirit to pursue a path which allows me to help others. I have only recently joined Partners in Health at UGA and although I am not certain about what kind of career I will end up with, I am increasingly convinced that it will pertain to improving the health of people around the world.