Alessandra Marcone (she/her/hers)
Welcome Humbio Core zoomers! Even though this year will look a little different from past years, I can’t wait to get to know you all from a distance. The core is an incredible opportunity to get a sneak peek into the many different fields related to human life. Through the core I found my own passion for nutrition which led to my concentration in Nutrition and Social Determinants of Health. Outside of the classroom I was involved with Food and Farm Camp, the Stanford Prevention Research Center, and designed an honors thesis analyzing student dietary patterns in Stanford Dining Halls. The flexibility of HumBio also allowed me to minor in Spanish and study abroad in Madrid. There, I got the opportunity to shadow oncologists at a public hospital and experienced the interesting differences between the Spanish and American healthcare systems. Some of my other interests include exploring national parks, playing lacrosse, and trying new foods. If you ever want to talk about Food and Farm Camp, studying abroad while in HumBio, or really anything else, I’m your person!