Amanda Watson is a junior nursing student at the University of Pennsylvania and is in her first year of the Hillman Scholars Program. Her prospective area of study involves the geriatric population with focus on end-of-life conversations between patients and their family members, and also patients and their health care providers. Amanda wants to find a way to help patients foster relationships that allow them to speak openly about their wishes for end-of-life care with the hope that they will be able to die on their own terms feeling heard and understood by those who matter most. She is currently working on a research team with the Perelman Medicine Division of Geriatrics studying barriers and facilitators to aging in place for older adults in affordable housing in Philadelphia. Amanda is looking forward to her career as a Hillman Scholar and hopes that her research will have a meaningful impact on older adult patients and their families.