Welcome to the HumBio core! The Core was my most formative academic experience at Stanford because it allowed me to explore the full breadth of the HumBio major while simultaneously connecting with a community of faculty and peers. After particularly enjoying A-side units in the Core such as genetics, cell biology, statistics, and neuroscience, I chose to concentrate in “Genetics and neurological approaches to health and disease.” My concentration courses in epidemiology, chronic genetic diseases, psychology, and computer science fostered my enthusiasm for using an interdisciplinary approach to solve health problems and informed my career interests. I hope that through the Core, I can help you all find your own passions and develop concentrations of your own! Outside of HumBio, some of my favorite extracurriculars and jobs at Stanford included volunteering on the executive team of Dance Marathon, being the Academic Theme Associate of Storey (the HumBio house on the row!), teaching high school students, and studying abroad in Florence, Italy. Some of my other interest include running, hiking, cooking, and reading! I’m excited to get to know you all this year in the Core!