Melanie Biegler, DO (she/her), is drawn to family medicine for its ability to address health in the full context of family and community. Melanie is from Elmhurst, IL, and earned her undergraduate degree in Biomedical Sciences from Marquette University. While at Marquette, she completed a public health internship where she served as an urban farmer and nutritional instructor in Milwaukee. Prior to starting medical school, Melanie served with the National Health Corps Chicago through AmeriCorps as an asthma educator. Melanie attended AT Still University School of Osteopathic Medicine in Arizona. Melanie developed her interests in providing culturally competent care while completing her clinical rotations in urban, suburban, and rural settings in Ohio, Kentucky, and Virginia. While in medical school, Melanie was involved with the Ohio Academy of Family Physicians in their Public Policy and Social Determinants of Health committee and served as a student board member. Her experiences have led her to interests in advocacy, policy, women’s health, community health, and working to address social determinants of health with patients and communities. Melanie enjoys running, reading, and exploring neighborhoods through their coffee shops. She also enjoys painting, writing poetry, and spending time with family and friends.