Welcome to the HumBio Core! I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to meet and learn from each of you over the next year. During my time in Human Biology, I met some of my greatest mentors and friends, and discovered a deep love for viruses, parasites, brain disorders, ethics, and writing. The Human Biology major even allowed me to combine all these interests into my own concentration: “Communicating Disease.” Through support from HumBio, I was able to help run one of the largest Huntington’s Disease websites in the world (hopes.stanford.edu), serve as the head choreographer for an opera company, travel to Namibia, complete the Notation in Science Communication, and conduct research on the genetic origins of microcephaly. Being a Human Biology student gives you such flexibility to explore what you love! Outside of academics I enjoy playing the ukulele, listening to podcasts, and dancing. Come talk to me at office hours if you have any questions about writing, research, or anything else at Stanford! I can’t wait to find out what drives you!