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