Hana Khidir was born in the mild-temperate city of El Obeid, Sudan. At the age of eight, her family moved to the states, quickly adapting to the unpredictable and ill-tempered weather of Jefferson City, MO. She completed her undergraduate degree in Biology at Truman State University, where work in fungal ecology peaked an interest in research, leading her to spend two years as a NIH Cancer Research Training Fellow in Washington DC. She eventually went to medical school closer to home at the University of Iowa CCOM. There she found community among those passionate about health policy and social justice, developed an interest in refugee and immigrant health and became passionate about increasing diversity in medicine through involvement in the SNMA/LMSA. She is ecstatic to be in warm Miami and at Jackson, learning from a diverse patient population and being among incredibly inspirational and kind-hearted advocates for the underserved who also love to dance!