Course Associates 2021-22

Hello and welcome to the HumBio Core! The HumBio Core was one of my favorite experiences at Stanford, and I look forward to making sure it is as fun for you as it was for me. I joined the Core split between wanting to study immunology and wanting to study oncology. The incredible flexibility of the Core meant that I didn’t have to choose; my area of concentration was “Immunology and Oncology,” and I was able to create a major that had plenty of both areas, as well as crossover classes like “Tumor Immunology.” I encourage all of you to take advantage of everything the HumBio Core has to offer; the incredible teachers and faculty I met through the Core were invaluable in helping me improve and complete my honors thesis, and the amount of resources the Core has available to help you in your studies is nothing short of amazing. Outside of academics, I’m a big fan of playing sports (chess is absolutely a sport), and I’m currently on an NBA kick. I’ve also been an avid participant in Stanford’s Chemistry Fraternity, Alpha Chi Sigma, and you might see me performing chemistry experiments outside of Sapp. If you have questions, please feel free to reach out to me! 

Hello friends! I’m looking forward to meeting you! I’m thrilled to learn alongside you and to see you expand your interests in the Core this year. After a year of virtual learning, I know how much we will enjoy being in-person and on campus! When I was a Human Biology major, I concentrated in the Chemistry and Biology of Viruses and Diseases, which led me to enroll in fantastic courses, like Humans and Viruses, and work as a research assistant in the Du Bois Laboratory. The Core also introduced me to new interests and inspired me to write an Honors Thesis on children’s language development with the Language Learning Lab. At Stanford, I enjoy volunteering as an EMT for Stanford EMS and Rock Medicine and helping teach the Stanford EMT Course. When I am not busy with work, I like to cook lasagna, go bowling, and spend time with friends and family. I hope to make this year fun and engaging for you, and to help you carve your own path in Human Biology!

Welcome to the HumBio Core! I am so excited to get to know you and help you discover your interests, passions, and the many wonderful opportunities that the human biology major has to offer! Thanks to the interdisciplinary nature of the HumBio core, I was able to discover my passions for public health and human physiology, leading me to major in Human Biology with a concentration in Global Public Health and Pathophysiology. At Stanford, I worked as a research assistant in the Stanford Pediatric Emotion and Resilience Lab, as well as in the Human Rights in Trauma Mental Health Lab. I volunteered as a Spanish Interpreter at the Arbor Free Clinic, as a health educator in high school classrooms with Peer Health Exchange, and as a legal advocate at the U.S.-Mexico Border. I also volunteered with the Alzheimer’s Alliance, was a teaching assistant for Global Public Health, and traveled to Oaxaca, Mexico with other Stanford students to study public health. In my free time, I enjoy hiking, crafting, reading, playing the cello, and baking. Feel free to reach out if you have any questions relating to HumBio,  discovering your passions, finding volunteer or research opportunities, or anything else! I can’t wait to meet you!

Greetings HumBio core students! I am thrilled to be one of your CAs this year! I hope to not only guide you through the A-side curriculum but to also serve as a resource and a mentor. My Area of Concentration was “The Biosocial Determinants of Human Health and Performance,” providing me a comprehensive exploration of both the physiological and external forces that impact one’s wellbeing. During my undergraduate career, I joined the Stanford Emergency Medical Service (StEMS) as an EMT, supported athletics with the Axe Committee, contributed to the Jewish Student Association, and performed research in Professor Nusse’s Lab. My research culminated in an Honors Thesis, which I am happy to discuss further if you’re interested! During the pandemic, I served as an EMT in my home of Denver, CO, and published a systematic review on a potential COVID-19 treatment. As a good Coloradoan, I enjoy most outdoor activities (hiking, cycling, skiing, sports, etc.) and love to talk about mutual interests. I know this year will be the first on-campus for many of you, so please do not hesitate to reach out for anything!

Welcome to Humbio - I'm very excited to meet you all! I took very little biology before college, but I fell in love with it while taking the Core. Coming to Stanford, I wanted to get a diverse and unique education, and so Humbio was the perfect path for me. I have a passion for delving deep into how things work, which led me to my B.A. with a concentration in Development and Perception through Neural and Social Mechanisms. I was involved in the Humbio HBRex program, LSJUMB and ultimate frisbee. I love to surf and am passionate about being active outside. Please reach out to me if you have anything you want to talk about!

Hey everybody! Welcome to the HumBio Core, we are so excited to get to know each and every one of y’all this year. The Core is an amazing opportunity to explore your interests as it exposes you to a wide breadth of topics related to human health and social dynamics. My time in the Core affirmed my passion for genetics and human disease, leading to my concentration in the Genetic Basis of Cellular Biology. Additionally, because of the flexibility that HumBio gives you in building your own academic path, I was able to double major in Chemistry with an emphasis in Biological Chemistry. During my time at Stanford, I conducted research in several different labs, writing an Honor Thesis on my work studying the interaction between neurotoxins and sodium channels. I also worked as a tutor at Stanford’s Center for Teaching and Learning and highly recommend utilizing this service for all of your classes! In my downtime I enjoy rock climbing, throwing pottery, and playing with my puppy, Chad. We know that things are a little bit different this year, but we are here to help you out any way that we can, so please reach out!  

Welcome to the HumBio Core!! I am so excited to meet and get to know all of you as you make your way through the Core. This department is where I found my home at Stanford, and the Core is where I was first exposed to so many areas that have greatly influenced my life today. The flexibility of the major allowed me to pursue a BA that concentrated in Comparative Health Policy while also giving me the opportunity to explore sports medicine which led to an internship with the Atlanta Falcons. Both of these were areas that I had never been exposed to before, and I hope the Core opens your eyes to new fields too. Outside of the classroom I have been working as an EMT for Atlanta’s 9-1-1 system for the last year, I was a student advisor for HumBio, and I volunteer as a swimming instructor for children with special needs. I also love to do paint by numbers kits, jigsaw puzzles, and spend time with friends in my free time. Please feel free to come talk to me about anything, HumBio related or not! I can’t wait to see you all!

Welcome to HumBio! As you can imagine, we are all very excited to welcome you back to the classrooms on our beautiful campus. Through classes in the Core, I was able to explore the meaning of health and well-being, learning that there are many factors that impact one's health outside of the doctor's office. This led me to pursue a BA in Human Biology (with a concentration in Community Health and Health Care Policy) as well as a minor in Human Rights. The flexibility of HumBio allowed me to take a variety of courses, ranging from sociology, to psychology, to policy.

As an undergrad, I advocated for mental health policy and the disability community via my work as the Executive President of the ASSU. During COVID, I also had the opportunity to work as a Government Fellow for Santa Clara Valley Medical Center and helped analyze the County's PPE usage rates. In my free time, I enjoy photography, playing the drums with Stanford Taiko, and gaming on my PC. Feel free to reach out to me whether you have questions related to HumBio or campus life! I can't wait to meet you :)