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Hey HumBio! My name is Clarissa (she/her) and I am ecstatic to be one of your SAs this year! I am a senior originally from Placentia, CA and am currently concentrating my HumBio studies in Anatomy and Physiology. I have thoroughly enjoyed the opportunities that the HumBio major provides, including taking a variety of courses in different fields that can still be applicable to my major. As an aspiring physical therapist, I truly believe this major has allowed me to gain a complex understanding of the human body both physically and mentally – key topics for pursuing physical therapy. I am also minoring in Spanish, not only to finally embrace my ½ Hispanic origins and communicate with my grandparents, but also to prepare for working with Spanish-speaking populations as a physical therapist.

Outside of academics, I am the coach for Stanford’s Club Swim Team and recreational swim classes and private lessons, and a lead VPTL HumBio tutor. In prior years, I volunteered with a variety of rehabilitation clinics, including Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital, and was a member of Testimony Christian A Cappella for two years. I also studied abroad in Madrid spring of 2019, and while there had the opportunity to work with orthopedic surgeons and even assist in a knee replacement surgery – an experience I would love to share if anyone is at all interested in doing the same! I love spending my free time swimming laps at AOERC, exploring new restaurants, and hiking. I can’t wait to get to know you and guide you through the HumBio major. Feel free to stop by the SA office anytime!

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Hello! My name is Shravya (she/her), and I am very excited to be one of your SAs this year. I am a senior from Austin, Texas; however, I also grew up in the Bay Area. I am double majoring in Human Biology, with a concentration in the The Social and Cultural Determinants of Health, and Computer Science, with a concentration in Artificial Intelligence. I am on the pre-med track, and through Humbio I have been able to learn about different challenges and factors impact health globally and to understand how to create meaningful change in the health and healthcare of various populations.

 

Outside of Humbio, I am often found practicing or performing an Indian classical dance form called Kuchipudi, working on various global health and mental health projects through organizations across campus, including the Bridge, Stanford Asian Americans in Public Service, and the Council in Global Health. I am also the project manager of my lab that I have been working for since frosh year that focuses on gender-based violence in South Asian women. As someone who has definitely considered and taken several different approaches to my academic career, I am very excited to guide you in supporting your interests through the Humbio major, and above all, I look forward to meeting all of you!

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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!

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Hello lovely HumBio humans! My name is Bobby Radecki, I use she/her pronouns, and I’m thrilled to be one of your SAs for the 2019 - 2020 academic school year! I stumbled into the core as a sophomore still exploring majors, thinking about everything from psychology to architecture. However, through my involvement in the queer community on-campus and working in a lab studying neurodevelopment in transgender youth, I fell in love with HumBio and realized it could perfectly combine my personal, extracurricular, and academic passions. Today, my concentration is “Pediatric Queer and Trans Health and Development,” and I’ve taken a lot of classes about sex and gender in medicine. I will also be pursing an honors thesis on structural brain differences and psychiatric disorders in trans youth beginning hormone therapy. My goal is to become a doctor that advocates for and serves the queer and trans community!

Along with being an SA, this year I’ll be leading the Trans & group at QSR for gender non-conforming students on campus, living and staffing at the Bridge (the peer counseling center), volunteering at the children’s hospital, and leading camping trips through the outdoor center. In my free time, I’m training to get my pilot’s license, and I love to binge-watch anime, cook yummy vegan foods, listen to Lady Gaga on repeat, and hit the punching bag at the gym. I’m so excited to get to know you - please reach out, come to my office hours, and maybe we can grab a coffee sometime!

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Hey there, Humbio! It’s Ashwin here, and I’m looking forward to be on your team of Student Advisors this year. My area of concentration is called Developmental Behavior and Biology, and I’ve thoroughly enjoyed learning about how the physiology of the brain translates to different human behaviors. One of the classes that I’ve especially enjoyed in my concentration is HUMBIO160 or Human Behavioral Biology taught by Dr. Robert Sapolsky! I am also minoring in modern languages, and have taken multiple Spanish and Hindi classes.

 

Along with being an SA this year, I am also excited to be the president of Stanford Alzheimer’s Alliance, an Outdoors Leader for Stanford Outdoor Outreach Program , a Tutor for Stanford Habla, and an interpreter and pre-clinician at the Pacific Free Clinics. In my spare time, I love to work out, watch movies, and embrace the outdoors!  Feel free to stop by the SA office to chat with me, I can’t wait to meet all of you!

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Hi, HumBio! My name is Anima, and I’m a senior from Atlanta. I’m so excited to be one of your SAs this year! I switched my major to Human Biology midway through my sophomore year because I loved its flexibility and incredibly supportive faculty and staff. My area of concentration is Neurodevelopment and Disability, which lets me combine my two academic loves: neuroscience and disability studies. I hope to one day become a developmental-behavioral pediatrician and work with children with disabilities.

Outside of HumBio, I love to dance (with Stanford Bhangra and also just alone in my room). I volunteer as an EMT for Rock Medicine, providing non-judgmental medical care to concert-goers all over the Bay! I am also a research assistant in the Urban Lab, a scribe at Lucile Packard, and an editor of the Stanford Journal of Public Health. Last year, I was lucky enough to work on a passion project and co-found the Disability Studies Committee to put on Stanford’s inaugural Disability Studies Conference! In the past, I've worked as an English teacher for Project Dosti through the Haas Center, and as a Nepali Interpreter at the law school’s Immigrants’ Rights Clinic. In my free time, I love to watch trashy reality TV and eat lots of ice cream. I can’t wait to get to know you all, so feel free to stop by the SA office (or EBF) to chat anytime!