Anjali grew up in the suburbs of Atlanta, Ga, but decided to journey to cold Connecticut for college at Wesleyan University. There, she completed an interdisciplinary science studies major in Neuroscience and Sociology and became passionate about health disparities and public health. She then decided to be really cold in Boston doing HIV/AIDS research at Massachusetts General Hospital while completing her pre-med classes at the Harvard Extension School. She spent the following year in wonderful Yirimadjo, Mali where she worked for Project Muso Ladamunen as a field officer for their microfinance and health program. She finally decided to go to medical school at UAMS in Little Rock, Arkansas, where her parents lived. There, she started a medical student health coach clinic in a local free clinic, where students could partner with low-income patients in need of chronic disease management. Although Little Rock was beautiful, she decided to come to Miami to be constantly inspired by amazing residents and faculty, to serve a diverse population, and to pursue her commitment to working with the underserved -- all while spending her free time in warm weather, at the beach, learning Spanish, drinking Cuban coffee, failing at water sports, and exploring dance parties.