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Olivia Wu

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Olivia Wu

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I remember stumbling into HumBio my sophomore year, unsure of what 30 units of morning classes would bring me. As it turns out, the Core was one of my most important experiences at Stanford. Along with finding a supportive community in HumBio, the Core broadened my understanding of how we can impact human health, leading me to a concentration exploring the use of design as a tool to attenuate health disparities. My time volunteering in a county hospital and free clinic, mentoring and learning from low-income, underrepresented students with the Stanford Medical Youth Science Program, and exploring my own cultural identity and upbringing have guided my desire to be a physician working with underserved populations. Amazing project-based classes in design, community health, and other departments expanded my conception of design beyond graphic and visual communication. A few of my other most formative experiences include being an RA and finding a second family in Kimball, creating a scrolling log sculpture for my senior capstone project, conducting research on insulin resistance, and studying abroad in Paris. Whenever possible, I love to play board and video games, read (especially young adult and graphic novels), learn new recipes, and explore the world through a camera lens. I hope to get to know you – let's talk in office hours!