Research Interests: I am very motivated by recent advancements in health disparities and human genetics research.
Interests outside the lab: My interests include building computers, competitive fighting games, playing trumpet, playing board games, walking with my dachshund, cooking, and reading up on the newest technology.
What most excites you about earning your PhD? I am most excited to leverage the advanced knowledge I will be acquiring towards the betterment of human health.
What kind of mentorship style resonates with you? Do you have a memorable mentor? My best mentoring experience was a series of check-ins at vital points in my project. At these check-ins we would discuss overall objectives and how to accomplish them. Once I had a list of tasks, I would try to perform them with hands-off mentoring. I could always reach out if I had an imposing question, but my mentor was very good at letting me develop my own skillset. She also made sure to acknowledge my progress at each check-in and contextualize the work I had just performed in the greater context of the research project.
What UCSF resources would you like to learn more about?
I would like to learn more about student health services. I have a few pending tests and exams and I would like to follow through with them as soon as possible.