Education: the Backbone of Our Country

Adam Wong is a sophomore majoring in Economics from Sacramento, CA.  He is a member of the GlobeMed Finance Committee.  Believe it or not, he can cook minute-ready rice in an astounding 58 seconds!   When we think of how strong a country is, we often think of a country’s government, economy, or strength of military….

Cynicism: Democracy’s Greatest Evil

Nisarg is a first year MIMG major from San Jose, CA.  He is part of the External gHU committee this year.  He can speak up to 400 words per minute and can also do the splits if everyone’s eyes are closed!   What is cynicism? According to Google, cynicism is skepticism or distrust in certain social, political, or ethical systems. …

Taking the Initiative to Expand Your Knowledge

Dhiraj is a third year MIMG and Global Health Minor from San Jose, CA.  We’re lucky to have him in GlobeMed on the Internal gHU committee! Plus, he can say the alphabet backward! When I first arrived at UCLA nearly 3 years ago all I knew about college at the time was how it was this amazing environment…

Agency through Partnership

Eliza is a UCLA sophomore majoring in International Development Studies on the GlobeMed communications committee.  She grew up in El Portal, California and would like to suggest that everyone try maple syrup in their coffee!!   I believe self agency is derived from a deep connection to people and place. Like many who want to…

A Call for Preventative Gun Control

Emily is a first year at UCLA majoring in Pre-Human Biology and Society.  She is from New York, NY and on the GlobeMed campaigns committee.  Believe it or not, she has watched every episode of How I Met Your Mother at least 10 times!   I think it only takes experiencing one impactful moment to get someone…

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…