Mohamed Elzarka was a Liberal Arts, International Human Rights, and Neurobiology major in the University Honors Program. He is the recipient of a 2017 Truman Scholarship, which is awarded to students dedicated to public service, and a 2017 Fulbright Study/Research grant to Bosnia and Herzegovina. In Bosnia and Herzegovina, Mohamed is conducting mental health research with the Wings of Hope Foundation in Sarajevo on the development of psychosocial care as a result of the Yugoslav Civil War. He is exploring the community-oriented nature of the organization’s work, and how this methodology is related to important determinants of mental healthcare access and outcomes. This research is helping him to complete his Master’s in Public Health, with a concentration in Global Health, which he will earn in 2018. After completing his research in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Mohamed will pursue an MD/PhD. An MD, combined with a PhD, in either epidemiology or public health policy will allow him to practice medicine clinically as a neurologist or psychiatrist and contribute to public health policy on issues of mental health. He also hopes to one day mitigate the effects of, or slow the progression of, Alzheimer’s disease and other neurodegenerative conditions through his research. In 2016, Mohamed was named an Honorable Mention for the Goldwater Scholarship, which recognizes excellence in STEM research.