So far this summer, I have been graced with the opportunity to travel to the heart of Honduras, not as a tourist seeking personal pleasure in the cascading mountains or flavorful coffee, but as part of a medical relief team called Medical Brigades. Accompanied by two of my lovely fellow Presidential Scholars, I shadowed a dentist extracting teeth and a gynecologist performing D & Cs, educated local children about oral hygiene and cancer symptoms, and stacked bricks alongside masons to construct a bathroom/washing station for the hardworking and kind Suarez family. A year ago I would not have imagined a summer excursion as humbling, thought-provoking, and immersive as this. Not a moment was wasted. At the moment, I am enjoying the freedom of summer before I begin my new job at an army research center in good ole Mississippi.