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Hey everyone! I’m David, and I’m pumped to be one of your SAs this year! I grew up in Long Beach, CA, where I developed my interest in issues impacting low-income communities including health, educational, and socioeconomic inequities. Prior to Stanford, I felt that I lacked the academic grounding to engage in conversations surrounding these issues and the resources to effect change. HumBio changed that by allowing me to take courses in health policy, community health, and bioethics, which ultimately culminated in my A/C: Community Health and Health Policy. In addition, HumBio gave me opportunities to pursue my interests in teaching, mentorship, and advancing educational equity. This fall, I will be TAing HUMBIO 120: Intro to U.S. Health Policy. Furthermore, for my HumBio internship, I spent two summers mentoring and engaging with low-income, underrepresented high schoolers in my role as a counselor for the Stanford Medical Youth Science Program (SMYSP). Outside of HumBio, I also RA in Crothers, volunteer with Cardinal Free Clinics, mentor students through Phoenix Scholars, and plan events with Cardinal Nights. In my free time, I enjoy running (while listening to ‘Lemonade’), binge-watching ‘Friends’ on Netflix, seeing musicals, and doordashing boba. Come chat with me in the SA office! I can’t wait to see where your HumBio journey takes you!

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Hey HumBio! My name is Andy, and I’m a senior majoring in Humbio and Art Practice. I’m from Marin, CA, the best part of The Bay. I’m pre-vet, and so my Depth is in Comparative Anatomy and Physiology. Come ask me about it and Veterinary school if that’s something that you’re considering! And even if you don’t want to go to vet school, I definitely want to see all the pictures of your pets from back home. Outside of Humbio, I’m an RA in Robinson, and I love to horseback ride and snowboard. I’m happy to talk to you about my incredible experience studying abroad in Australia (think snorkeling on the great barrier reef for class), and how you can count that towards your HumBio degree. HumBio is incredible in letting you study whatever you want, and I’m really excited to be a part of your HumBio support network!

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Hi HumBio! My name is Christine, and I’m a senior from Oklahoma City, OK. I cannot be more excited to be an SA for the best (I may be a little biased) major at Stanford! I’ve always been interested in learning about human development and the diseases that sometimes go along with it and working with young children. My area of concentration is Developmental Health and Psychology, and it has allowed me to take classes about child and adolescent diseases, early neurobiology, and much more as well as work as a research assistant to a developmental-behavioral pediatrician. One day I hope to be a physician and work with children around the world, and so far I’ve been lucky enough to volunteer in service trips to Nicaragua and Cambodia! Outside of all things HumBio, I work at the Bing Nursery School, volunteer in the Emergency Dept, and was an RA in Rinconada last year. In my spare time, I also love running, re-watching The Office for the millionth time, cheering on the OKC Thunder, and obsessing over dogs. Swing by the SA office to ask any HumBio questions, pre-med questions, and anything else. I am so excited help you embark on your HumBio journey!

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Hi HumBio! My name is Nikhil, and I’m a senior majoring in HumBio with a minor in Music. I grew up in Mequon, WI, and I’m so excited to be a Student Advisor this year. This is actually my fifth year at Stanford, due to the fact that I switched my major to HumBio in the end of my junior year. I definitely haven’t taken the conventional path through the major, but because of the flexibility and support that HumBio provides, I’ve been able to study what is truly fulfilling to me. I’m passionate about child health, and study how infectious diseases affect both children and their mothers. Accordingly, my Area of Concentration is Immunity and Global Child Health, which has led me to take a ton of exciting classes in pediatrics and public health. I have worked in a pediatric infectious disease lab in the Med School as well as a rural development non-profit in Bhopal, India. Outside of HumBio, I am passionate about music, and play the piano and cello. I am involved in Camp Kesem and SImps, was an RA in Burbank, the FM in Casa Italiana, played in the Stanford Symphony Orchestra, and am a Stanford Tour Guide. After undergrad, I plan on pursuing a master’s in Epidemiology and eventually hope to go to medical school to be a pediatrician. So please come and visit—I’m excited to meet all of you and help you navigate your HumBio journey!

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Hey HumBio! My name is Taylor, and I am so so excited to be working as a Student Advisor this year. I’m a senior from Nashville, TN and have absolutely loved being a part of HumBio and the HumBio community during my time at Stanford. My concentration is Global Child Health, combining my biggest passions, child development and equitable access to health care! As a premed student, HumBio has been crucial to my understanding of why I want to be a doctor and allows important flexibility for me to follow what I am passionate about. I also spent a quarter in Cape Town, South Africa this past summer, working with a community care center that supports HIV-affected families, so I’d love to talk anyone about the abroad experience as a HumBio student. Outside of HumBio, I enjoy keeping busy with different student groups and communities. Last year, I spent most of my time as an RA in Otero and will be the CM in Casa this year! I am also the Overall Director of Dance Marathon (come and boogie with me for a whole 24 hours!) and enjoy spending time outdoors at Stanford Sierra Camp. Come stop by the SA office and hang with me, I can’t wait to meet all of you!

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Hi there! My name is Jazzmin Williams and I'm honored to be an SA this year! I've gotten so much out of HumBio through taking classes, participating in HBREX, and getting involved with the Honors program. Feel free to talk to me if you have any questions about what HumBio has to offer! My Area of Concentration is Human Health and Disease, and I've chosen to explore infectious disease and immunology, genetics, and cancer. Outside of HumBio, I am involved with Blackfest, SAVE: Stanford Anti-Violence Educators program, SHARED: Stanford Health Advocacy and Research in the Emergency Department, and served as a PHE in Larkin last year. I also conduct research on zoonotic spillover and sexual networks with the Anthropology department as well as on Marfan Syndrome at the Stanford Center for Inherited Cardiovascular Disease. After graduation, I plan to attend medical school, so feel free to ask me about being pre-med. I enjoy watching films, listening to live music in small venues, and trying new food. I can't wait to meet you all and help you get the most out of this incredible major!