Carissa Lee (she/her)
Hi everyone, my name is Carissa and I am absolutely thrilled to be one of your SAs this year! I am a senior and B.S. candidate (would love to chat if you are considering B.S. versus B.A.!) from the Bay Area. As an undeclared freshman originally considering an English major, taking the Human Biology core courses in my sophomore year helped me discover and solidify my passions for medicine and — more generally — helping others to the best of my ability. I am so grateful to the Human Biology program for encouraging a more flexible and interdisciplinary approach to the pre-medical path, and I am so excited to combine my interests in cellular biology and epidemiology through my concentration, “Exploring Cellular Biology through an Epidemiological Lens.” As cliche as this sounds, beyond medical school, I have no idea what the future has in store, but my research experiences thus far have definitely sparked my interest in cardiology!
Outside of class, I am a Desk Editor for The Stanford Daily’s Arts and Life section, a core member of Stanford Dragon Boat, a peer advisor for Stanford Global Studies, and the honorary mother to billions of iPS cells in the Sean Wu lab (and I love them all equally, of course!). During my freshman year summer, I interned with the Traditional Chinese Medicine department at Kaohsiung Medical University Chung-Ho Memorial Hospital in Taiwan, so I am always interested i n learning more about cultural differences in the global health sphere. I am also an avid long-distance runner and hobby baker, and I could talk all day about anything from dough lamination to the best trails to run near campus. Feel free to stop by the office or shoot me an email anytime, and I am looking forward to a great year!