Priya’s Global Health Journey

Priya Swatch is a 4th year, Psychobiology major in our Campaigns committee this year. She is from Roseville, CA , and is ridiculously obsessed with hummus, eyebrows, TED talks and Drake. Waking up to the sunrise as it radiated through the car windows onto my Pacific-standard-time, sleep deprived lids; it took me a second to…

Politics Got Me Like…

Sara Settle is a fourth year Human Biology and Society major and Global Health minor. She is interested in pursuing medicine after graduation, specifically hoping to work with children. While at UCLA, she has enjoyed volunteering not only on the PEDS floor at Ronald Reagan Medical Center but also at local elementary schools. For fun, Sara…

Universal Health Care and Global Health

Dhiraj Nallapothula is a 2nd year MIMG major from the Bay Area. Dhiraj can often be found enjoying the misanthropy of Gregory House, the brilliance of the New York Times, the addiction of sports, and the idealism of cinema. In his spare time, he tries his hand at studying. Two days ago, the majority party…

Gratefulness & Guilt

Caroline Fernandes is a 4th year Psychobiology Major and the Director of Partnerships for GlobeMed at UCLA. _________________________________________________________________ How many times a day do you think about how lucky you are? Maybe the thought crosses your mind when you’re having a really good day—you ace that biochem midterm, you finally talked to that cute boy…

Matthew’s Reflection on LA Kitchen

Matthew Kenney is a first-year undeclared student from the Bay Area and brother of GlobeMed folk legend Mary Kenney. When he is not busy warding off doubts about never living up to his sister’s legacy, he enjoys penning his disorganized thoughts to paper. He also likes playing sports, reading, and watching TV. His favorite show…

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…