Pinar introduced me to health systems, and she has been an invaluable advisor for my journey into this field! You may know her as the 2020 president of INFORMS, but did you know she is also the co-founder and director of the Center for Health and Humanitarian Systems at Georgia Tech? Truly a premiere researcher in the healthcare field and an icon in our community! Together, Pinar, Julie Swann, and I formed a team to assist the Guinea Worm Eradication Program by developing an agent-based simulation model for Guinea worm disease. More recently, Pinar and I worked together to create an interactive dashboard that visualizes the data for COVID-19 cases across Georgia.