Originally from Pacoima, California, Nayely Chavez grew up as the daughter of Mexican-immigrant parents along with her two older siblings. Her dedication to health care equity and her mother’s breast cancer are the foundation to her commitment to health policy and public health. In 2013, Nayely graduated from the University of California at Berkeley with a degree in Public Health. While there, she focused on health education in local high schools and focused on promoting the importance of public health issues around campus. Upon graduating, she worked with a leading healthcare consulting firm in San Francisco working with hospitals and completing comprehensive payment reviews. At the Harvard Chan School of Public Health, she is pursuing an MPH in Health Policy and is part of the Latinx Students in Public Health Student Association, the Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Fellowship, the Women of Color Collective and participated in the Public Health Leadership Lab 2017-2018 Cohort. She is excited to continue learning about health policy making and how to better represent vulnerable populations in the health policy realm. She also enjoys dancing, going to the movies, and listening to podcasts.