Making Responsible Choices: Lessons Learned from Natural Systems

Shauna Burr a 4th year Environmental Science/Psychology double major with an Environmental Health minor and the co-director of Campaigns.  She is from Thousand Oaks, CA and loves scuba-diving!!  In our internal ghU discussions this quarter, we’ve been talking a lot about systems. Whether it’s the healthcare system, education, politics, or society as a whole, our lives are largely…

The GlobeMed Golden Rule

Audrey Yang is currently a 4th Year Human Biology and Society Major  from San Diego, CA.  She is on Campaigns Committee in GlobeMed as well as this years GROW Coordinator!  Her favorite animals are elephants and she once gave a 45 minute presentation in class on elephants that was supposed to be only 15 minutes long!…

10 Things GlobeMed Has Taught Me

    Clara is a fourth year majoring in Human Biology and Society with a minor in Public Health. Currently, she serves as the External ghU Coordinator for GlobeMed at UCLA. Outside of GlobeMed, she works as a Peer Learning Facilitator at the Undergraduate Writing Center and a research assistant for a Social Psychology lab….

A not-so-science-fiction reproductive option

Blake is currently a first year Pre-Human Biology and Society major and Communications Director of GlobeMed (he even posted this blog). Fun fact: he can make an origami dragon. Recently, researchers have successfully transferred a fetal lamb to a “bio-bag” – an artificial womb, or bag, that mimics a uterus well enough to allow the…

The problem with the US government’s care for children

Noelle Min is currently a first year at UCLA. She is currently majoring in Pre-Human Biology and Society (BS). This past Easter Sunday, my church raised over $200,000  which was donated to create duffel bags with basic necessities and comfort items to make the relocation to a new home easier for foster children and to…

Ensuring Respect for India’s Women

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.   I probably…

On Questions, Answers, and Solutions

Becca DeShetler is a third year Civil Engineering student who hopes to bridge engineering with a desire to continue her family’s legacy of social work. Outside of coordinating weekly ghU presentations and activities, Becca guides outdoor trips for other students and tries out new recipes in her kitchen. I spent my last Thursday evening addressing…

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…