Nate Cieplik is a senior at Notre Dame studying Biology and Global Affairs, with a concentration in International Development Studies. Cieplik completed his IDS research project in Gera, Tanzania during the summer of 2022. In this project, he focused on assessing knowledge of community members about Human papillomavirus (HPV) and their opinions about the HPV vaccine. Cieplik has also been active in Kellogg through a winter internship with Clara Luna, an Ecuadorian NGO that supports the community by providing educational programs to people of all ages. He is currently involved with Dr. Olson's lab at Notre Dame studying reactive sulfur species, the evolutionary origin of antioxidant molecules, and cardiovascular physiology. Cieplik plans to apply to medical school during the summer of 2023, and he is always happy to talk with other Notre Dame students about global health!