Zach Williams received his Bachelor of Science degree from Appalachian State in the Spring of 2011, double majoring in Biology and Chemistry. Enjoying research, Zach went on to pursue a Master of Science degree from Appalachian State in Cellular and Molecular Biology which he completed in fall 2014. His Master's thesis and research involved characterizing a novel gene with health implications using zebrafish. Throughout college and graduate school, Zach developed his leadership and communication skills by serving on both undergraduate and graduate student Senates, as President of his Fraternity, and as President of the Order of Omega honor society. During his time in graduate school and while here at medical school, he has volunteered at local free health clinics where he has developed an interest in public health and outreach. Having formerly owned a mobile entertainment company, Zach has an interest and awareness in business that he would like to utilize, in conjunction with his leadership skills, during his medical career. Zach knows that serving as a LINC Scholar will provide him a unique tool set he can integrate into a constantly changing health care system, allowing him to better serve his community. He is especially interested in the innovation, quality improvement, and interprofessional team aspects of the LINC program. His current medical interests are in family and emergency medicine with incorporation of wilderness medicine into his practice.