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Emily Schafer is a Junior Nursing major at Waynesburg University. As an active student, she is involved in many different aspects of Waynesburg’s community including serving as a Resident Assistant, playing on the Varsity Softball team, and participating as a committee chairperson on the Student Activities Board. Emily’s upbringing in a small town influenced her to apply to the Vira I. Heinz Program in order to have an opportunity to grow as an individual and learn about healthcare through the lens of a different culture. This experience will help her to serve as a more effective and culturally competent nurse as well as opening potential international career opportunities in the future. More than anything, the personal growth and relational impact on Emily will influence her and the people she interacts with for the rest of her life.