I would like to express my sincere gratitude for being selected as the 2020 recipient of the Dr. Richard Edwards (5T7) Family Medical Student Award in Genetics. Medical school has been an incredible experience for me, expanding both my academic and personal worldviews. That being said, it is not an inexpensive endeavor. I am thankful to the families that contribute funding to those who need it. This alleviates financial stress so that I can focus on what really matters - learning to be the best doctor possible. Genetics is an area of medicine that is ever increasing in importance and it is wonderful to be recognized for showing an interest and excelling in this area. As I look forward to the start of residency, I am excited to continue to explore my passion for genetics in medicine. Thank you once again for your support through this generous award!