Ana Florea is an Epidemiology doctoral student in the College of Public Health. She holds an MPH from Boston University and a BS in Physiological Science from UCLA. Ana has worked at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, on various cardiology clinical trials, where she provided statistical support by creating original statistical coding; by monitoring enrollment, event rates and safety; and by creating monthly deliverables for executive committee meetings. She intends to study pharmaceutical clinical trials and vaccines, with interests in infectious diseases and healthcare in developing countries. Ana’s research interests developed from service abroad opportunities in Romania, where she was born and raised, and in Mexico. She wants to pursue a career with pharmaceutical companies or the Centers for Disease Control, overseeing a variety of epidemiological and clinical trial studies.