Ibrahim Mohedas earned his masters and doctoral degrees from the University of Michigan. His doctoral research, supported through a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship, focused on the use of ethnographic techniques during the design of medical devices for low- and middle-income countries, collecting data in healthcare settings in Ethiopia, Ghana and Rwanda. Dr. Ibrahim is currently a AAAS S&T Policy Fellow in the Office of the Convergence Accelerator at the National Science Foundation. The Convergence Accelerator program funds innovative new research that brings together scientists with diverse stakeholder groups to produce projects with societal impact. Ibrahim talks about his career journey and this innovative new way of funding scientific projects that have major real-world impacts.