Hey! I'm now a senior, majoring in Sociology and pursuing a certificate in Global Health and Health Policy. I am also working towards completing the medical school prerequisites. As a result, I have dabbled in many academic waters at Princeton- everything from Organic Chemistry to Creative Writing. Coming to Princeton, I was (and still am!) passionate about health, but had no idea what I wanted to study. As a result, I have taken some fantastic classes across the spectrum of diverse and exciting departments that Princeton has to offer. Some of my favorites have included ENG 221/MUS 222 (From Words to Music: The Song in Modern Times), HIS 394 (History of Medicine), SOC 357 (Sociology of Technology) and PHI 394 (Morals Markets and Health).
I would have been delighted to major in a number of departments, including Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, History and English. I ended up choosing Sociology (a subject I had basically never even heard of before college) after taking SOC 205 (Sociology from E Street: Bruce Springsteen's America). Professor Duneier was phenomenal- engaging, informative and whole-heartedly dedicated to his work and students. I also love how the department provides infinite opportunities to explore the world- it is the perfect platform on which to study health along with my other interests. I was sold! For my independent work, so far I have studied identity work in injured athletes, as well as the medicalization of sports. I continued my research this summer in Park City, Utah, where I was also able to train and live at altitude with a bunch of my teammates.
Outside of the classroom, I am on the Cross Country and Track and Field teams and am a Student Peer Health Adviser. I love to cook, bake and get lost in a good piece of fiction. I would be delighted to talk to you about choosing classes, majors, being premed, balancing academics and sports, health, Harry Potter...anything!