Welcome to the Human Biology Core! I arrived in the HumBio Core winter quarter of sophomore year after exploring many different interests. I liked neuroscience, and wanted to study the brain through biological, psychological, philosophical and computational lenses. With the flexibility and breadth of the major, I was able - encouraged even - to design a concentration in Cognitive Science, while also studying other topics that interested me like global health, health policy and cancer epidemiology. What I love about HumBio is that the program truly supports the diversity of your perspectives and interests related to biology and its greater context. You’ll have the opportunity to engage with your interests, while learning about a range of other topics that will help provide you with a well-rounded picture of human health. Outside of HumBio, some of my favorite experiences in college included singing with the Stanford Harmonics, working at the Bridge Peer Counseling Center, serving as a PHE in Otero, and conducting psychology research on decision-making. I also love playing the guitar, playing chess and running. I can’t wait to get to know you all and look forward to an exciting year of learning with you!