Katherine McDaniel graduated from Yale in 2014 with a B.S. in Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology. Her thesis research, conducted at Yale and the Weizmann Institute in Israel, explored bacterial group behavior as a potential drug target. Her interest in health has taken her from the U.S. as a Spanish clinical interpreter, to Ecuador as co-director of Student Partnerships for Global Health, and most recently to Cambodia, where she is a Luce Scholar at Buddhism for Development. These experiences have inspired her current research on how to prepare students for global health engagement. Katherine enjoys social dancing, singing, and knitting.