Kurayi is pursuing his MPH in the department of epidemiology. He obtained my BA with a focus in Biology from Luther College in 2015. He is an international student from Zimbabwe, but he was born in the Netherlands. He is currently working on completing his capstone project in order to complete his masters in public health. His capstone project focuses on developing an educational board game to help public health agencies teach families about the risks associated with diarrheal disease. Kurayi’s research interests center around infectious disease epidemiology with a focus on the animal to human transmission and disease process. Currently, he is doing research in the Petersen Lab and plans to obtain his Ph.D. in Epidemiology with a focus on vector-borne and zoonotic diseases. Also, Kurayi is working towards obtaining his certificate from the Midwest Center of Excellence in Vector-Borne Disease with a focus on ticks.