Talia Pikounis joined Close Concerns as a Dartmouth Fellow in June 2021. She is a rising senior at Dartmouth, majoring in Anthropology modified with Global Health and minoring in Biology. She is passionate about patient-centered care and empowerment as well as health equity. On campus, she participates in an environmental toxicology lab in the Biology Department, most recently researching heavy metal toxicants in baby formula and breastmilk. Talia also teaches elementary schoolers about science with the club Growing Change, builds sets for the Theater Department as a Scene Shop work study, volunteers with the Patient Support Corps at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, and is a SAPA (sexual assault peer ally). In her free time, Talia enjoys hiking, drinking coffee, and spending time with her dog.