A Foundation for Empathy

Asli Pekcan Asli is a third year Neuroscience Major from Basking Ridge, New Jersey. We’re lucky to have her in GlobeMed, as the Internal ghU Director.  She bungee jumped for the first time last year in LA, and now she gets to do it again in Uganda this summer! When I did debate in high school,…

Guilty Pleasure

Sienna Pillsbury is a second-year International Development Studies major from Coarsegold, CA (Fresno-Yosemite). She is on the GlobeMed Campaigns Committee! Fun fact: she is scared of frogs! Last year, I attended a service club retreat where we were prompted to group ourselves based upon what emotion we were most conscious of while engaging in service….

Immigration, Moving Forward

By Nick D’Acri Nick is a third year Anthropology major from San Louis Obispo, CA.  We are lucky to have Nick on the GlobeMed Community Building Committee this year! He is fortunate enough to have once met someone named Douglas Douglas!  Migratory patterns can create new opportunities for both home-countries and host-countries, however these opportunities…

Stress as a Global Health Issue

Jose Orlando Chacon Cerriteno is a first Year Pre-Human Biology and Society Major from Oxnard, California.  He is a member of the GlobeMed Finance Committee.  Jose loves vacationing to his grandparent’s farm in Morelia, Michoacán, Mexico!   Stress is a fact of nature in which external factors affect an individual’s emotional or physical well-being, or both. External factors include:…

Water; Our Sacred Resource

Becca DeShetler is a fourth-year Civil Engineering major from the Bay Area. This year, she is Director of Finances, is trying to learn how to rock climb and stubbornly cooks without recipes. In California, even something as simple as water becomes contentious. Angelenos and crops grown in the Central Valley enjoy the 300 sunny days…

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…