My name is Malaika Zaidi, and I am a junior (Class of 2024) from the suburbs of Chicago, Illinois in Adams House studying History and Science. I am the co-chair of the Politics of Race and Ethnicity (PRE) program, which fosters meaningful discussion about race and ethnicity in the political sphere. Over the next year, I am looking forward to fostering a lovely PREfamily that can explore topics including political engagement, health policy, the criminal justice system, immigration reform, representation in politics, and so much more. Outside of the IOP, I do lung cancer research at MGH, am involved in the Lung Cancer Screening Initiative, the Pakistani Students Association, and more! In my free time, I love to find new coffee shops in Boston (or anywhere else!), go on walks, and spend time with my family and friends!