Adel Andemeskel is a senior at Stanford University majoring in biology. This summer, she is working with Karen Costenbader, MD, MPH, a rheumatologist at the Brigham. They are working together to study biomarkers that help identify the development of rheumatoid arthritis and the effects of psychosocial factors, such as stress and depression, on the outcome of patients with systemic lupus erythematosus. Adel is interested in the effects of disparities, such as ethnicity as socioeconomic status, on a patient’s overall health and well being and is excited to work at the Brigham, which attracts such a diverse patient population. She is most excited to attend the various conferences and events that Brigham offers and challenge herself in the clinical setting. In the future, Adel hopes to work in a community clinic, working with undeserved populations and doing research.