Hi, my name is Karen Yip and I am from Stoneham, Massachusetts and I am a firstgeneration, first-year graduate student obtaining my Master's degree in public health, focusingon Environmental Health Sciences. Before this, I received my Bachelor of Science in Medicaland Molecular Biology and Public Health from Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and HealthScience. My passion for Environmental Health originated during my junior year of myundergraduate studies when I learned about the environmental injustices occurring to manyimmigrants and low-income families' residences throughout the country. After I learned aboutthese injustices and how many manufacturing companies were intentionally polluting theenvironment, I wanted to be a part of an environmental movement in hopes that my actions willallow further generations, regardless of socioeconomic or immigration status to live a lifewithout worrying about endocrine disrupting chemicals, clean drinking water, and ozonedepletion. This became a steppingstone to where I switched paths from biology to public health,a switch from curative to preventative.Outside of my academics, I enjoy spending my time going to art museums and estatesales, baking cookies, watching international films, tending my plants, reading, and when theweather is nice, I like to go swimming and an occasional hike.