Kathy Sliwinski is a BSN to PhD scholar who recently graduated from the University of Michigan magna cum laude. She has previous research experience in global nursing topics related to maternal waiting homes. Additionally, she has experience working on the National COVID-19 Convalescent Plasma Project. Kathy is incredibly passionate about health equity and performing scholarly research that addresses access barriers to healthcare and the creation of interventions to tackle these pertinent issues. She is specifically interested in language barriers and how that can negatively impact care of patients. She is also interested in health policy and the incorporation of research into policy making.