Nancy Lopez Sosa is a junior in the Cook Honors College with a major in applied anthropology and minors in both Latin American Studies and political science. She was recently accepted to a 10-week summer internship at the Kennedy Krieger Institute/John Hopkins University through the Maternal Child Health Careers/Research Initiatives for Student Enhancement - Undergraduate Program (MCHC/RISE-UP).

MCHC/RISE-UP is a CDC-funded, summer internship program that focuses on the elimination of health disparities. The program provides opportunities for enhanced public health leadership training at three different training sites: Kennedy Krieger Institute/John Hopkins University, University of South Dakota/Sanford School of Medicine Center for Disabilities, and University of Southern California University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities/California State University. Each site offers three public health leadership experiences, which include Clinical/Community, Community Engagement and Advocacy, and Research. Scholars who are selected for the program may choose up to two leadership experiences.