Dr. Cummings is an assistant professor in the division of hematology/oncology and completed her PhD in bioengineering at UCLA through the STAR program. She received her medical degree from the Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California where she graduated with honors and was elected to the Alpha omega Alpha Honor Society. She completed both her internal medicine residency and her hematology and oncology fellowship at UCLA. During her training, she served as chief fellow for the hematology and oncology fellowship and co-chief of the STAR program as well as received the Olga Levin Inspiration Award in 2016 and a National Young Investigator's Award for lung cancer in 2019. She since has become a director at the NCI-designated Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center focusing on justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion. She runs trials in early-stage lung cancer and has published extensively on correlative work in non-small cell lung cancer, particularly the interactions among human leukocyte antigen supertypes and mutational landscape.