My name is Peter Compton and I am a recent graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. During my time there, I pursued undergrad degrees in both Biology and Public Health, graduating this past May. I am a long time resident of the Triangle Area, growing up in Apex, NC and attending First Presbyterian Church in Durham. Even though my education had a broad focus on health and medicine, I have a wide range of interests that include history, languages, social justice, and the environment, and hobbies that include hiking, swimming, reading, and crosswords. Although moving out west will be a big transition for me, I could not be more excited for the opportunities that the YAV program has to offer out in Albuquerque.