Course Associates 2022-23

Welcome to the Humbio Core! I am excited to work with you all and learn a lot. A bit about me, my area of concentration was “Immunology: From Molecules to Populations,” meaning that I could explore all of my interests, from basic biology to computational models to epidemiological studies within the umbrella of immunology. I translated this education to my work in the Krams Lab on a project investigating innate immunity in limb transplants. During undergrad, I was a Spanish Translator for the Cardinal Free Clinics, an officer in Communidad in Health Equity, and a CTL tutor. Outside Stanford, I like playing basketball (amateur pick-up at farillaga), backpacking, and reading.

I encourage you all to be open to new interests and new skills! I really wanted to return to the Core as a part of the teaching team because it was a formative time in my career at Stanford. I would consider it a privilege to be a part of that for you. Please feel free to contact me or anyone on our fantastic team!

Hello and welcome to the HumBio Core! I am so excited to meet you and support you as you discover your own passions, interests, and what makes Human Biology a great community and course of study! The Core teaches a wide range of concepts which provided me a strong foundation to major in Human Biology where I concentrated in Novel Approaches to Treating Neurodegenerative Diseases and Cancers. Through Human Biology, I was able to not only take interesting courses in neuroscience and cancer biology, but also explore my interests in community health, public health, teaching, and health equity. At Stanford, I worked in a brain tumor research lab, was a Human Biology CTL tutor (a great resource, 10/10 recommend), and volunteered as a patient health navigator for the Pacific Free Clinic. In my free time, I love reading, exploring new restaurants, and playing the flute where I played with the Stanford Flute Ensemble during undergrad. I am here for you and don't hesitate to reach out if you have HumBio questions, student life questions, or anything else you want to talk about! I can't wait to meet you and have a fun year in the Core!!

Hi there, and welcome! I'm a recent Stanford graduate passionate about health communication and promotion within rural communities, primarily through community-based participatory methods. This led me to major in Human Biology with a concentration in Ethical Decision-Making in Community Health Policy. While a student at Stanford, I worked as a research assistant for the Language and Cognition Lab and Stanford Med’s Our Voice Citizen Science Initiative. I also worked closely with the Haas Center for Public Service, including completing two Cardinal Quarters (one as a research assistant for the United Way of Southeast Missouri, one as a health communication specialist with the U.S. Department of State) and working as a Community-Engaged Learning Coordinator. In my free time, I enjoy trail running, bad movies, and St. Louis Cardinal baseball.

Welcome to the HumBio Core! I look forward to meeting you all and hope to embody a fun and engaging learning environment to support you. When I was a student in HumBio, I concentrated in Human Performance and Nutrition, ultimately earning a BS. However, due to the interdisciplinary nature of the major, I was able to explore many of my other interests outside of my concentration, such as bioethics and health policy. My learning path in Human Biology led me to pursue research opportunities at Stanford including an NIH study exploring the long-term health effects of COVID-19 as well as a research project working to improve the diagnostic process of rare diseases in marginalized populations. I also had the incredible opportunity to travel to Oaxaca, Mexico to study abroad in Stanford’s Community Health Program. In my free time, I enjoy ballet, yoga, cooking and baking, and spending time with family and friends. Looking forward to meeting you all soon! Please do not hesitate to reach out for anything.

Hi everyone and welcome to the Humbio Core! I am so excited to get to know you and help you expand and connect your interests in the Core. My time in the core helped me understand the connection between my two passions in social justice and biology. This led to my Humbio concentration in ‘Social Determinants of Health and Disease,’ which focused on the biological mechanisms that connect social inequalities to disparities in health outcomes. I also minored in CSRE. During my time at Stanford, I volunteered with Heart and Home Collaborative Women’s Shelter and Kids with Dreams. They were both really great experiences that added depth to what I was learning in my classes. Additionally, I worked as a research assistant at the Food is Medicine Lab at UCSF, looking at the connections between food security and Type II Diabetes. I also worked at the Center for Vulnerable Populations studying mobile health technology. In my free time, I love to bake, play board games, go kayaking, and spend time with my friends and family. Please feel free to reach out about anything!

Hello everyone! I’m so excited for you to be entering the HumBio Core, and I’m looking forward to meeting all of you!

During my time at Stanford as an undergraduate, I took the Core over the span of two years - my sophomore and junior year. I found it to be an amazing opportunity to learn on A-side about the intricacies of biological mechanisms and processes and to learn about the implications of so many social and environmental factors on our ability to maintain and sustain our health and wellness in B-side. I fell in love with the social sciences aspect of biology and continued to major in Human Biology with a concentration in Global Health and Health Communications. Over the years, I found my passion lay in studying social determinants of health, as well as effective modes and strategies to communicate important information pertaining to people’s health. I also developed an interest in epidemiology and infectious disease studies and the plethora of manners in which ecological systems and our own biologies interact in so many ways that we may not even be aware of. I also minored in Political Science, with a concentration in Justice and Law - I love learning about and reading political philosophy and thinking about the fundamental ways in which societies are built and structured, and the flaws that inherently exist within many systems around the globe.

Apart from academics, at Stanford, I worked a variety of jobs - as a Tech Desk employee my freshman year, at the Music Library in sophomore year, and as a Communications Manager with the Markaz Resource Center in my senior year, all experiences which I greatly value. In my free time, I love to watch shows and films, read, and indulge in a variety of hobbies (I sometimes knit, I love to bake and cook, I’ve built a mechanical keyboard, I play chess with my sisters sometimes - I’m always looking for something new to do!). I am so excited to begin this journey with you all and hope to help instill a love for Human Biology within each one of you!

Hello everybody!!!! I am so excited to meet you and help you discover your interests in the Core this year. When I majored in Human Biology, I first concentrated in Neuroscience and Disease Epidemiology before switching to Infectious Diseases after taking Humans and Viruses during the Pandemic. Having the Core during the beginning of the Pandemic, I was inspired to participate in infectious disease research as an assistant in the Bollyky lab. My experience as a student-athlete on campus also led me to take and TA one of my favorite classes: Exercise Physiology. I can truly speak to how Human Biology allows you to enroll in a wide variety of classes. At Stanford, I enjoy volunteering as an EMT for Stanford EMS and helping out with Athletes in Medicine at Stanford (AIMS) as an alumni director. In my free time, I enjoy reading or watching movies (send over any recs!), baking, and spending time on the water or the mountains with friends, family, and/or my dogs! Feel free to reach out if you have any questions about Humbio, Stanford, or anything else. See you soon!

Welcome to the HumBio Core! I’m so very excited to get to know each of you this year. When I was a HumBio major, the interconnectedness of ideas in the Core made me curious about how the smallest biological mechanisms are influenced by (and influence!) the larger environmental and sociological factors a person experiences. This interest inspired my concentration in Molecular and Neurological Systems of Development. During the summer after the Core, I joined the Stanford Child Brain and Behavior Lab and eventually wrote an Honors Thesis with them on white matter development in preterm infants. As an undergrad, I was involved in the Prison Renaissance Zine, danced with Cardinal Ballet Company, and worked at the climbing wall. I love being outside (doing anything from water coloring to trail running), spending time with my family and friends, and trying to figure out how to play the guitar. We’re here to support you however we can—please reach out and come find me on campus!