Having parents of Peruvian descent gave me a special connection to the mission trip. As a child, I would travel frequently to Lima, the capital, where I have many relatives. Here I was exposed to the poverty and poor health conditions of the people, which fostered my interest in global health. The mission took us to the Sacred Valley region, an area of Peru I had never visited. Working with my father, an ob-gyn, was special. Having completed his medical degree in Peru, he was excited to travel back and be involved in international medicine. I was excited to travel back and work with him to help to the people of Peru in a meaningful way.