Petal Elder is a medical doctor from the beautiful Caribbean twin island republic of Trinidad and Tobago. She completed her medical studies with honors at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. She has a keen interest in global health and is currently pursuing a Master of Public Health at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Dr. Elder has participated in clinical electives in New York, Chicago, Melbourne Australia, Dublin, Tanzania, Zimbabwe, and Trinidad. These experiences have provided her with ample opportunity to observe the disparities in healthcare between the developed and developing world. She hopes to raise awareness of the complex issues that resource-poor countries face in providing quality healthcare in addition to working on projects that aim to reduce socioeconomic disparities in health and improve patient safety through health system strengthening.