M. Sophia Newman is a writer and global health professional. She recently completed a Fulbright fellowship in Dhaka, Bangladesh, where her work focused on mental health system development. Sophia holds a master's degree in public health from University of Illinois at Chicago, speaks decent Spanish, and has completed five months of training in Bangla language under US State Department scholarships. She has published a few dozen articles. She would like to be acknowledged as probably the first person to ever link "Straight Outta Compton" to Zen Buddhism. This site is covered by a Creative Commons License. To contact me, email msophnewman at gmail dot com.