Shakira Hall is an undergraduate research assistant on the FIRST project at the Lab for Youth Mental Health at Harvard University. She grew up in the small town of Prentiss, Mississippi. She is a junior at Harvard University concentrating in History and science with a secondary concentration in Global Health & Health Policy. Within her concentration field, she is currently researching diseases in the antebellum South and how those diseases became racialized within enslaved populations. In the future, she hopes to work on closing the gap between marginalized communities and access to quality healthcare services. Outside of the lab, she enjoys playing with her dog Jamison, spending time with family and friends, and watching old crime TV shows. If you would like to get in contact with Shakira, you can reach her at email@example.com.