Mary Elizabeth Bush is a senior dental student at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) School of Dentistry. Mary Elizabeth graduated magna cum laude from Washington and Lee University with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Biology. During her time in dental school, she has been an active member of many student organizations including SPEA, AAWD, and ASDA. Mary Elizabeth currently serves as the national Vice Chair of Organizational Affairs for the Student Professionalism and Ethics Association in Dentistry (SPEA). Her research in dental school has focused on the relationship between periodontal disease and obesity. After graduating dental school in June 2017, Mary Elizabeth will attend the Louisiana State University School of Dentistry for a residency in Periodontology.