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Dan Schmidt '76, occupation: Physician, State Senator (Idaho), HumBio area of study: Anthropology

Dr. Dan Schmidt, State Senator (Idaho) casual pose with denim cap

I have always loved seeing the big picture, but Human Biology taught me the importance of learning the basics to give depth to the broader connections. So I did family medicine in a small Idaho town for 17 years but came to believe the health of my community could be more affected by public policy than 15 minute office visits. Stanford gave me a sense of place; I love Idaho. It is a great pleasure to serve my constituents, my patients, and the common good.