David Rapp is founder and president of GSE. He also works as a Professor of Urology and Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Virginia. Dr. Rapp received his medical degree from The George Washington University School of Medicine and completed his residency training in surgery and urology at the University of Chicago. He completed fellowship training at the Virginia Mason Medical Center in pelvic floor reconstruction. Dr. Rapp participated in his first medical mission to Honduras in 2000 and has been traveling on medical mission work since. Dr. Rapp’s hobbies include running and mountaineering, and he is proud to have recently completed the ascent of North America’s tallest mountain, Mount McKinley, in support of GSE. In pursuing these hobbies, he has been moved by the inspirational power of ordinary people pushing themselves to accomplish extraordinary goals. Dr. Rapp’s mother is also an active storyteller and instilled in him the belief that “the shortest distance between two people is a story”. Combining his passion for medical missions, belief in the power of stories, and the inspiration that lies in each of us, Dr. Rapp founded GSE in 2012.