Ms Greta Gurry (’10) studied a Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery at Monash. After completing three years of this degree Greta deferred, to undertake further studies in a research capacity by completing a Bachelor of Medical Science (Hons). Greta’s research was performed through the Infectious Diseases Department at Monash Medical Centre and explored the relationship between HIV and latent infections in an immigrant population. Greta’s research has been published in medical journals, including the Medical Journal of Australia (MJA) and AIDS. During her time as a volunteer in indigenous communities in both Arnhem Land, and in rural Kenya, Greta became inspired to work with marginalised communities. She undertook a Masters of Public Health and Tropical Medicine in her desire to conduct further research in the area of infectious diseases and preventative medicine. Greta attended Ruyton from Year 5 and she believes that the School instilled in her a sense of community and belonging. She was taught the value of balancing her time between academic commitments and extra-curricular pursuits. Through this teaching, along with fostering a love of learning and interest in discovering new ideas, she feels Ruyton provided her with an excellent foundation for her studies and future career.