Nicole Crimi is a medical student at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario. She received her Honours Bachelor of Science degree from McMaster in 2018, and spent a year away from school to focus more on her passions for art, hiking, and charity, before beginning medical school in 2019. Although she began selling her art on an international platform in 2013, while in University, she realized that her art meant more to her when she was creating it with the goal to share a message or help others. She believes that art allows people to connect with each other in a way deeper than words could ever allow, and as a result, she has gone on to donate meaningful paintings to fundraisers, and use her art in advocacy, such as when she was a keynote speaker at a McMaster United Nations conference titled “Art for Change”. As a medical student, Nicole is constantly seeking out ways to combine her passions for health and art together – co-founding her McMaster HeART (Health and Art) interest group, teaching art workshops centred around wellness to students and patients, and now, creating creative works such as “Patty and the Pandemic” which use art for medical education.