Hello and welcome to the HumBio Core! I am so excited to get to know you all throughout the next year. Human Biology at Stanford is one of the most diverse programs which allows you to explore your interests in a multidisciplinary way. The Core is the first step on this journey, allowing you to be exposed to all that HumBio has to offer before you ultimately choose your concentration. As an undergraduate, my concentration in HumBio was in the social and psychological determinants of health— looking at how socioeconomic status and other social factors influence health long term. I also was a Spanish minor and studied abroad in Madrid, Spain. HumBio allowed me to take classes for all of my passions, ranging from Well-Being in Immigrant Children and Youth to Culture and Madness to Global Public Health. Outside of the classroom at Stanford I was a part of Stanford Dance Marathon, Stanford Sierra Camp, DreamCatchers, the Haas Center for Public Service, and I also volunteered at a local nonprofit called SIRUM. I can’t wait to meet each of you and discover your academic passions through the HumBio Core!