Blake Thomas is an undergraduate senior at the University of Northern Iowa studying Global Health. Blake joined the McNair Scholars Program to gain insight on the graduate school process. His research interests include ethnic health disparities that are affecting the well being of youth and elderly generations. After graduation Blake plans to pursue a graduate degree for Global Health. In his free time Blake is a football player for the UNI Panthers as well as apart of the nursing club, tri-beta, and the Pre- Physician Assistant Club.