Samantha LeDuc is a second-year MPH Epidemiology candidate in the Maternal and Child Health track at the University of Washington. Sam earned her B.S. in Cellular, Molecular, and Developmental Biology from the University of Washington. After completing her undergraduate education, Sam worked at UWMC in microbiology before moving to DC. Once there, Sam worked at the National Institutes of Health where she focused on analysis and reporting of the NIH’s reproductive health, women’s health, and pediatric portfolios. Most recently, Sam worked as a Summer Associate at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation where she focused on routine immunization services in select polio high-risk subnational areas. Sam’s primary research interests lie in reproductive health, specifically on genetic determinants of health, vaccine safety and delivery, and sexually transmitted infections.