Remi Akindele is a Ph.D. student in Biological Engineering at MIT. Her research focuses on elucidating host-pathogen interactions through altered metabolic pathways during infection using systems biology approaches. She is also an Alfred P. Sloan 2021-2022 Scholar. Remi received her Bachelor of Science in Bioengineering from Stanford University. Outside of the lab, she has spent time advocating for diversity, equity, and inclusion at the university level, mentoring high school and undergraduate students interested in careers in STEM, and has volunteered in a number of roles promoting healthcare advocacy, and she hopes to continue this work throughout her Ph.D. and beyond.