Chichi is a current 3rd year medical student at the University of North Carolina. They grew up in various places throughout the US South, which they wholeheartedly embrace as their home. They dabbled in behavioral neuroscience research in college before realizing that their life goals had to be fulfilled by interfacing with human beings. Chichi is still deciding what specialty to pursue, but feel certain that LGBTQIA+, neurodiverse, and racial health equity will be centered in their future. Chichi was unofficially mentored by a few close friends in applying to medical school and is looking forward to paying it forward through Project SHORT!