Paul Reeping is a first year doctoral student at Columbia University. He received his M.S. from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health in the spring of 2017. He grew up in Pittsburgh where he also attended the University of Pittsburgh where he studied microbiology. After college, he became a teacher through Teach for America and taught environmental science to 10th graders on the South Side of Chicago for three years. During his time at Harvard, he was an equity and inclusion fellow at the school, Vice President of Communication for the Harvard Chan Student Association, and a One Health Project Coordinator for the International Society for Disease Surveillance. He is now working primarily on gun violence prevention research.