On Privilege and Free Will

  Asli Pekcan is a second year Neuroscience major from Hoboken, NJ. She has a passion for spreadsheets and Microsoft Excel, which is convenient for her role as Finance Director. When she’s not GlobeMedding, she works in a neurobiology lab at UCLA that studies learning, memory, and cognitive disorders. _________________________________________________________________ I have a severe lack…

Problems with Periods.

Originally from Milford, Connecticut, Sravya Jaladanki is a second year, Political Science major at UCLA. As a new member, she is a part of the Campaigns Committee in GlobeMed. But beware: Sravya absolutely HATES when people touch her ears. It just creeps her out and don’t ask why because she don’t know. _________________________________________________________________ Having your…

The Value of Partnering with Grassroots Organizations

Originally from San Mateo, California, Antoine Rajkovic is currently a 3rd year student majoring in Human Biology and Society and minoring in Global Health at UCLA. While working on the GHU committee, Antoine is also an urban choreography dancer who’s been dancing with Foundations Choreography for 2 years. Having been involved in different health organizations…

April’s Passion and Optimism

  April Olivas is a 3rd year majoring in Molecular, Cell, and Developmental Biology with a minor in Spanish. Originally from Fresno, CA, April is one of our new members of the Community Building Committee this year! Apparently, she loved The Little Mermaid so much that her mom let her name her sister Ariel when…

Dorothy’s GlobeMed Experience

Dorothy Nguyen is a 4th year Human Biology and Society major with a minor in Food Studies. She plans to get her masters in Public Health with a focus in Nutrition and pair her degree with an accompanying degree in dietetics so that she can work on both the community and individual levels of nutrition….

Looking Through a Critical Lens

Amanda Abunimeh, our wonderful External Co-president, is a 4th year, Human Biology & Society major. She looks forward to the year ahead in her final year of GlobeMed with the new members voices and thoughts. To prove what a stellar human she is, this past summer she ran a Ragnar Relay and was part of a team…

Naeha’s Last Thoughts

With a Microbiology, Immunology, and Molecular Genetics major and Music Industry minor, Naeha is definitely a girl of many talents. A recent UCLA graduate, she has been singing for 15 years and dancing for 13 years and has played a significant role in ensuring the success of our GlobeMed chapter. With a heavy heart we say farewell to our…

Amala’s Three Lessons

From Hayward, California, Amala is majoring in Molecular, Cell and Developmental Biology and minoring in Global Studies. A tree-hugger and science-lover, she’s planning on pursuing higher studies in molecular biology and plant research after graduation. She loves going to concerts around LA and watching the Food Network in her spare time _________________________________________________________________ My time as…

Pao’s Gratitude for GlobeMed

Paola Jiménez grew up in Moultonborough, New Hampshire. Finishing her fourth and final year at UCLA, she will graduate as an Anthropology and French & Francophone Interdisciplinary Studies double major. As the former director of our chapter’s Community Building Committee, Pao continuously shares her positive energy with those around her. When asked about her favorite TV show, she…

Ryan’s Reflection

From Westlake Village, California, Ryan Rizeq is a second year at UCLA majoring in civil and environmental engineering. Always seen with a smile on his face, he is a vital leader of the Community Building Committee for GlobeMed. Ryan’s favorite TV show is Portlandia and his favorite snack (since preschool) is goldfish! As the end of Spring…

Chris Reflects on Joining GlobeMed

Chris Goh is a 4th year Global Studies and Geography major. He is from the suburbs of  Los Angeles, and enjoys the L.A. lifestyle of drinking craft beers and single origin coffee. My path to studying at UCLA has been full of failures, successes, and even the opportunity to live abroad for a year before…

Erica’s GlobeMed Transition

Erica Wang is a first year student at UCLA, majoring in Biology (pre-med) with a minor in Anthropology. She is originally from San Diego, CA and recounts the following as the craziest thing she’s ever done: “When I was a freshman in high school, One Direction was extremely popular. One day, there was a rumor that they were visiting La…