My name is Sharon Chernyak and I am a fourth year student in the Bachelor of Health Sciences program at McMaster University. My undergraduate career has allowed me to explore my interests in complementary and alternative medicine. Through courses discussing the medicinal benefits of music therapy, I have had the incredible opportunity to complete a comprehensive systematic review on the role of music therapy interventions in treating stress and state anxiety alongside my peer, Zachary Rezler. This experience has expanded my knowledge regarding the complexities of healthcare and the urgent need to investigate holistic, non-pharmacological interventions with the hope of improving delivery of care and providing better autonomy for patients in their healthcare decisions. With this in mind, I am eager to continue educating myself on the importance of both music therapy, as well as other alternative forms of treatment.