Hi Humbio friends! my name is Anika (she/her) and I am stoked to be an SA for Stanford’s best department! I am from San Jose, CA and have lived in the Bay Area bubble my entire life. My area of concentration is Genetic Dysregulation & Disease, which has allowed me to explore the spectrum of disease: from neurodegenerative disorders and psychiatric conditions, to cancer. This Winter, I will be TA-ing Cancer Epidemiology and I hope to see some of you there!
Beyond Humbio, I am also a Peer Advisor at the Haas Center, which has become one of my second homes at Stanford. I had the pleasure of living and staffing in Branner, the service-themed dorm, for two years. If you have any questions related to community service opportunities, I would be happy to help! I have been involved in emergency department volunteering with SCOPE, health education through HELP4Kids, and peer counseling at the Bridge. I am particularly passionate about mental health research and advocacy, which led me to intern with the Stanford Metabolic Psychiatry lab and establish an Eating Disorder support group at CAPS. Last spring, I took a gap quarter to work at a mental health tech startup, and was fascinated by the intersections of healthcare and business. This is a space I hope to further explore before eventually pursuing a career as a physician. In my spare time, catch me whipping up yummy pastries, watching the Food Network, or hiking outside!