Marielle Bolano is a medical student at UC Davis School of Medicine. She has a strong interest in geriatrics and is particularly interested in improving access to care for vulnerable older adults, including those in the criminal justice system. She first became interested in the unique challenges of delivering quality healthcare to aging populations while studying public policy at UC Berkeley. She joined the UCSF Division of Geriatrics as a research assistant to study health needs of older adults in the criminal justice system and returned as a National Institute on Aging MSTAR (Medical Student Training in Aging Research) Fellow to study distressing symptom burden in older jail inmates. At UC Davis, she continues to explore health policy as Co-President of the UCD California Medical Association/ American Medical Association Chapter.