Kane Zha (he/him or they/them)
We're so excited to have you in HumBio Core this year! Taking the Core was one of the most influential academic experiences I had at Stanford. As a B.A. with a concentration in Community Health Policy, I was able to not only explore how every field, from housing development to environmental law, is connected to and affects health, but also connect with scholars and advocates who were using that knowledge to inform their work in health equity, research, and medicine. I am particularly interested in health equity for communities at the intersections of multiple identities, including queer and transgender POC (QTPOC) and individuals living with addiction/substance use disorders.
As an undergrad, I counseled at The Bridge Peer Counseling Center, did lighting design for the Asian American Theater Project, conducted research with the Our Voice Initiative and spent a quarter in D.C. through Stanford in Washington lobbying against the development of Pebble Mine in Bristol Bay, Alaska. Outside of Stanford, I spend my free time climbing, baking sourdough, and cheering on the Washington Capitals and San Jose Sharks. I'd love to get to know you better and learn about your passions, both within the Core and outside of it, so please drop by my office hours if you ever have any questions or just want to chat!