Alex Friedman is an OB-GYN resident at Brown University. She completed her undergraduate degree at Washington University in St. Louis, and her medical training at Northwestern University in Chicago. She developed a passion for working abroad during a medical aid trip to Nicaragua, and continued to develop this interest through a CFHI trip during medical school, training midwives in Puerto Escondido, Mexico. Her research interests include medical education for students, residents and lay health workers, reciprocal peer coaching, and community based participatory research. She loves getting outside, yoga and viewing any kind of performance in her spare time.