Born and raised in Northern Virginia, Malkit (Mona) Singh is the youngest child of Indian immigrants and the first in her family to go to college and beyond. Mona is a Master in Public Administration and Medical Degree candidate at the Harvard Kennedy School and Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine. A 2008 graduate of George Mason University, Mona majored in Sociology: Inequality and Social Change and was a recipient of the Leadership Pillar Award and Senior of the Year Award, the highest honor conferred to a student by the university. Her Sikh values, rooted in sewa (selfless service) and sarbat da bhalla (working for the common good), guide her commitment to public service and human development. A Harvard Public Service Fellow and Harry S. Truman Scholar, Mona is interested in conflict resolution, changing the culture of medicine, and working at the intersection of poverty and disease in medically marginalized communities. Mona believes it her privilege and responsibility to help solve problems of living that turn into medical illness as a physician-‐surgeon and advocate for the poor. Mona currently serves on the Student Advisory Board of Physicians for Human Rights and Social Media Committee of the Association of Women Surgeons.