Hello, Humans of Humbio! My name is Ria and I'm a senior born and raised in Guyana. I'm so excited to serve as an SA this year! My area of concentration is "Infectious Diseases and Global Health", and I have taken classes such as Human Physiology that describe specifically how our immune system works and Global Child Health that speaks broadly as to how socioeconomic conditions affect the health status of the world's population. It's my goal to one day serve as a physician within a global health capacity to inflict meaningful change in the healthcare systems of underserved communities.
Outside of Humbio, I play on the Stanford Women's Rugby team, volunteer at Arbor Free Clinic, help plan social events centered on food and dancing with the Caribbean Students Association and serve as a preceptor and TA within the Leland Scholars Program. I found ways to integrate Humbio into my experience studying abroad at Oxford and even my fondness for weight training into my HB-Rex experience by working on the exercise physiology projects in the Heller Lab. Finally, I'm living in Storey this year, which is the self-op that allows Humbio majors to pre-assign. I'm excited to guide your academic planning and to help you find others ways that this amazing major can support your interests outside of the classroom. But, I'm most excited to get to know you, so feel free to stop by the SA office anytime!