Hello, Humans of HumBio! My name is My (me) or Mimi, and I’m a senior born and raised in Memphis, Tennessee. I’m so excited to be one of your SA’s this year! Coming into Stanford, I felt completely lost about what course of study to pursue, and to my surprise, HumBio gave me the flexibility to combine my multiple interests into one major. My area of concentration is “Biosocial Determinants of Global Child Health,” so I’ve had the pleasure of taking interdisciplinary coursework drawing from the fields of social policy, psychology, and public health. HumBio has provided me the opportunity to deeply reflect on my time at Stanford and entirely divert from the pre-med track to hopefully pursue an MPH someday. I’m passionate to do meaningful, engaging work to address health disparities and advocate for community empowerment through sharing people's narratives in marginalized communities.
Outside of HumBio, I’ve always been super involved in the Asian Pacific Islander (API) community at Stanford. I’m staffing at the Asian American Activities Center (A3C), my second home on campus, for my fourth year in a row as the Community Building Coordinator. I’m serving as the co-chair for Mua Lac Hong (MLH), a traditional Vietnamese dance group, and the Public Relations (PR) co-chair for the Stanford Vietnamese Student Association (SVSA), which have been my families away from home. Also, I was an HB-REX intern in a developmental psychiatry lab and volunteered as a Vietnamese Interpreter at Pacific Free Clinic (PFC). I even found ways to integrate HumBio into my study abroad experience by interning in Paris at the ICM. Finally, I’m living in Storey this year, which is the self-op that allows HumBio majors to pre-assign. I’m really looking forward to getting to know you and your interests better and to help guide your academic planning, in and out of the classroom. Come chat with me to navigate and find your place in this diverse community!