Caleb Shahbandeh is a citizen of the Chickasaw Nation and a recent graduate of the University of Oklahoma (OU) School of Community Medicine in Tulsa, Oklahoma. His undergraduate education was at OU-Norman where completed degrees in Chem/Biochem and Biomedical Sciences; and before medical school he obtained an MPH at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center (OUHSC) and worked for his tribe as a Health Educator for two years. Throughout public health and medical school, Caleb was involved in the OUHSC Native American Student Association (NASA) and with the national Association of Native American Medical Students (ANAMS). Working with ANAMS, he held the elected positions of Allied Health Liaison, Treasurer, President-Elect, and President throughout my years. Being active in NASA, ANAMS and its parent organization, the Association of American Indian Physicians (AAIP), provided him with an amazing amount of support and opportunities over the years. Caleb is proud of my Native American heritage and will always cherish his time at OU. As for the future, he matched into a General Surgery residency and look forward to continuing his professional training at the University of Kansas Medical Center in Kansas City, Kansas.