Hello, my name is Shivani Surati. I am an NC State alumni, graduating with the class of 2020. I majored in Science, Technology, and Society with a concentration in Global Public Health. While an undergrad at NC State, I did undergraduate research on food and housing insecurity and as the co-founder of the Students Basic Needs Coalition. I then went on to do a master's in Global Health at Duke University. My experiences as an undergraduate researcher in food and housing insecurity, my graduate education in Global Health at Duke University, and my current role as a clinical research study coordinator at UNC have all inspired and reinforced my commitment to serving as a board member for Housing Opportunities for Study Today (HOST). The understanding I gained throughout my education and work inspires me to address housing insecurity among students through informed decision-making and sustainable solutions. Being a board member of HOST allows me to apply my knowledge, passion for social justice, and dedication to global health, creating a more equitable educational environment for all students. I joined HOST to serve and empower students.