Welcome to the HumBio Core! I am so excited that you’ve chosen this academic adventure, and I am looking forward to being a part of all the evolutionary, genetic, and organ galore. Personally, the core ignited my many passions with its breadth of material. It enriched my understanding of cancer biology every time I went into my research lab and conducted experiments. It informed my desire to work abroad and learn about public health issues through my concentration, Global Child Health. It nurtured my patience for mentoring middle schoolers, with their still developing brains, in East Palo Alto. It increased my running endurance through palmar cooling. As you can tell, what you learn in the core will permeate throughout your Stanford and life journey. On campus, I worked as a Peer Coordinator at the Haas Center, participated in religious communities, and advised as a HumBio Student Advisor. I also enjoy floating in the ocean, jogging in circles, eating spicy foods, and making lame jokes. If you ever have any questions about HumBio, being first-generation, or going “abroad” with Stanford in Washington, please find me at office hours!