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2015/2016 CAs - CONTACT THEM

The Human Biology Course Associates (CAs) can be found in Room 21H of the Human Biology Building (Bldg. 20). If you want to talk to a CA, catch him or her at class, leave a message in one of their mailboxes at Human Biology (downstairs, top shelf), leave a voice mail message, stop by his/her office hours, or email one of them (email is probably the best way to get in touch with a CA).

A Side and B Side CA Phone and Voicemail . . . . . . . .725-0342

Hello, and welcome to the HumBio Core! I am thrilled to be taking this journey with you all. As you will soon learn, HumBio is a very unique program that has so much to offer you. After finishing the Core, I was overwhelmed by all the fascinating topics and wanted to delve into many of them further. The summer after my sophomore year, I participated in the HB-Rex program, working in Professor Nusse’s lab examining the effects of genetic mutations on development in drosophila. While I loved developmental biology, I had also discovered a deep interest in the politics of health while taking the Core, an interest which eventually led me to my AC: Health Care Systems and Health Policy. To fully immerse myself in the topic, I studied abroad in Oxford, where I completed a tutorial called “Comparative Healthcare: UK v. US.” Putting my health care knowledge to practical use, I travelled to Washington, D.C. on a Stanford in Government fellowship the summer after my junior year and worked with representatives from the Health Resources and Services Administration to help develop strategic imperatives for health. When I’m not reading up on health care, you can find me on the tennis court, walking the Dish, or enjoying a cup of coffee in a sunny spot on campus. Please feel free to drop by my office hours to ask me any questions or just to talk about the greatest major Stanford offers-- HumBio!

Hi and welcome to the HumBio Core! I am so excited for everything that you will learn and accomplish this coming year, and I can’t wait to take part in your journey! For me, the core served as a pivotal point in my Stanford Undergraduate career. I was instantly enamored with the material and I loved the different perspectives I gained from the A side and B side lectures. The core truly reinvigorated my excitement for learning and also inspired many of my extracurricular activities. After declaring my area of concentration, ‘Disease and Human Health’, I began research in the Ashley Laboratory at the Stanford Center for Inherited Cardiovascular Disease. This research, which started out as a simple summer endeavor to fulfill the HumBio Internship requirement, quickly turned into one of my most meaningful Stanford experiences. I continued work in the Ashley Lab throughout my junior and senior years, and the research greatly complemented what I learned in my coursework. Furthermore, my HumBio classes motivated my involvement at the VA Hospital and at a senior health care center, where I have had the opportunity to explore the needs of patients in various healthcare settings. In my free time I also enjoy running, playing the cello, cooking, and traveling. I can’t wait to get to know all of you and to spend an amazing year together!

Welcome to the best major offered at Stanford. As an A-side CA I hope to help you have a transformative experience in the core like I did. The breadth of Humbio allows us to explore all facets of the human condition, and has allowed me to understand our human experience that much better. My concentration was Brain and Behavior. I am fascinated by the way our biology and brain affect the decisions we make. Stanford and Humbio have provided me with the most amazing opportunities. As an undergraduate I got to work with squirrel monkeys in David Lyon’s psychiatry lab, and learn to use an fMRI scanner in Brian Knutson’s psychology lab. In addition to studying Humbio, I was fortunate enough to compete and captain the Stanford varsity gymnastics team. In my free time, l could often be found playing classical and flamenco guitar. I grew up in New Mexico and enjoy all things outdoors, and especially animals. My plans for the future include medical school.

Welcome to the HumBio Core! I’m absolutely stoked to get to know you all this year, and to be a resource for you during this new and exciting experience. The core was one of my absolute favorite parts of Stanford, it is incredibly intellectually engaging and teaches you to approach the world in an entirely new way. My area of concentration within HumBio was Cognitive Neuroscience, because as anyone who knows me can tell you, I really really love brains! HumBio allowed me to take all sorts of fascinating classes about the brain, as well as pursue my research interests in Autism through working in a lab in the Med School. While at Stanford, I worked at Stanford Sierra Camp, volunteered at the Bridge Peer Counseling Center, staffed in Otero and Xanadu, worked as a Student Advisor for HumBio, and spent as much time outside as possible. In my free time, I love to hike, bike, snowboard, run, and talk about brains. I’m so excited to meet you all!!

Welcome to the HumBio Core! I am so excited to be a resource for you throughout the incredible intellectual experience we call the Core! During my time in the Human Biology program I developed an interest in healthcare, specifically the unique health challenges that are faced by women and children both in the United States and abroad. This led me to my Area of Concentration in Women’s and Children’s Health. In addition to studying HumBio, I worked in Stanford’s Language Learning Lab, and wrote an honors thesis examining the relationship between maternal-child gaze and child language development in rural Senegal. While at Stanford, I was also a member of the equestrian team and studied abroad in Australia. When I’m not working, you can find me road biking, hiking, or planning my next travel adventure. I am looking forward to working with all of you this year!

As an aspiring elementary school teacher at a university with no education major, I had no idea what to study. Luckily, I stumbled upon the HumBio Core by accident, and there is no major that could have better prepared me to work with the complexities of human development. My concentration was in child development, and I worked with children and youth of all ages in a variety of tutoring and mentoring groups: EPASA, Ravenswood Reads, East Palo Alto Academy, and more. I have directed Tutoring For Community and been a teacher at Bing Nursery School. I founded the Stanford Pre-Education Society, a pre-professional group to support students pursuing careers in education, as well as the Stanford Undergraduate Journal of Education Research. If it isn't obvious, I am passionate about teaching and reforming our system of education – particularly when it comes to elevating the teaching profession. In my spare time, I love to play tennis, read and write creative nonfiction, play piano and guitar, explore the outdoors, or relax with my enormous Disney DVD collection (164+). Come visit me in office hours – I can't wait to meet all of you!

Hi all!  Welcome to the great HumBio Core.  The Core was one of the most engaging and influential parts of my undergrad career.  It introduced me to the wide array of fascinating topics within HumBio—from embryonic development to environmental policy— and ultimately guided me toward my Area of Concentration, Women and Children’s Health.  The HumBio Core also allowed me to meet a wonderful, interesting, and supportive community—I met a lot of my closest friends through HumBio!  Like I said, I am really interested in women and children’s health, specifically reproductive health and family planning.  During undergrad, I spent two summers interning at Planned Parenthood, both in the clinic and researching how the Affordable Care Act would affect our patient population.  At Stanford, I did research at the Cancer Center, and was very involved with Camp Kesem. I also have a passion for the Great Outdoors, which led to me studying abroad in Australia, getting to learn about and see a lot of amazing coral, fish, sharks, etc.  Outside of school, I love hiking, swimming, live music, all food, and planting succulents.  I’m looking forward to getting to know all of you, and being a resource for you as you begin your journey with the Core!

Welcome to the Core! I am incredibly excited to take this journey with you all! With the diverse array of topics covered in the Core, these are undoubtedly some of the most fascinating and helpful courses that you will take at Stanford – they definitely were for me. My interests within HumBio are incredibly varied. My concentration (A/C) was Sports Psychology and I was also able to pursue interests within the realms of child health and development, health education and health policy as well. Some of my favorite experiences at Stanford include traveling to South Africa to work with a growing sports-for-development organization, RA’ing in Larkin (Larkin Love!) and in Xanadu, leading a trip to the Dominican Republic to work on novel vision campaigns and grassroots consulting projects and participating in PWR’s Notation in Science Communication program. I really enjoy playing volleyball and running, watching scary movies, eating great desserts (although, I still need to work on the cooking skills…) and traveling! I am extremely excited to meet all of you and I hope you are ready for an amazing year!