Alexa (Ally) Zimbalist is a second year Master of Science (MS) student in Epidemiology at UC Berkeley’s School of Public Health. Her research interests include maternal mental health and environmental health. She received her BA in Public Health from UC Berkeley in 2014. Prior to returning to Berkeley for her graduate studies, Ally worked as a legal assistant at Sierra Club, helping attorneys shut down coal plants in the U.S., and as a political organizer on congressional campaigns. In her spare time, Ally can be found playing soccer, taking modern dance classes, and attempting to learn how to knit.