Shadae Paul is a third year, concurrent Master of Public Health and Master of Public Administration graduate student at the University of Washington. She received a BA from the University of Maryland, College Park. After graduation she worked for the US Department of State and served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Fiji, South Pacific where she developed health education programs to improve health outcomes for women, adolescents, and children. Her graduate research interests focus on maternal health, child health, and international development. She currently manages a study investigating health professional perceptions, attitudes, and practices of pediatric hospital discharge and follow-up care in Kenya. In her free time, she advocates for diversity and inclusion in public health by mentoring young girls of color interested in leadership, science, and the arts in STEM fields with STEM Paths Innovation Network.