As a medical student in Cleveland, Ohio, I frequently helped take care of patients with antibiotic resistant infections. Through my clinical experiences, I encountered the daunting global crisis of antibiotic resistance first-hand. The apparent complexity of this problem compelled me to approach it as a physicist, striving to reduce the complexity of evolution into fundamental mechanisms. I was inspired by the prospect of predicting, and even reversing, antibiotic resistance through rationally designed, evolutionarily-informed therapies. I am ecstatic to have the opportunity to work on a piece of this puzzle in my PhD in Physics at Cambridge. I will join Dr. Diana Fusco's group in examining how evolution acts on short- and long-range cell-to-cell interactions within bacterial biofilms through both simulations and experiments. As an aspiring physician-scientist, I am greatly motivated to carry forward this broad, interdisciplinary approach to further our understanding of microbial evolution and improve clinical strategies for prevention and treatment of antibiotic resistance.