ESP Biography


Major: Brain and Cognitive Sciences

College/Employer: MIT

Year of Graduation: 2026

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Past Classes

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S15717: Introduction to Global Health in Splash 2023 (Nov. 18 - 19, 2023)
How do we guarantee medical care for all? Should vaccinations be mandatory? How should we conduct triage if our medical system is under stress? Is it possible to balance protecting our economy, our environment, and our citizens? Physicians, scientists, politicians and advocates work tirelessly to promote global health equity—but how? In this class, we’ll learn about how we can work towards achieving equal, accessible, and quality care for all—and what that means globally.

S15767: Truth or Trend: The Danger of Social Media Science in Splash 2023 (Nov. 18 - 19, 2023)
One of the most popular social platforms of today has increasingly become a platform for health and wellness information, advice, and techniques - regardless of the lack of fact-checking mechanisms. In this lesson, we go over some of the most common misconceptions found on TikTok, and how misinformation on social media regarding our health can lead to dangerous public health repercussions.

S15501: Topics in Global Health in HSSP Spring 2023 (Feb. 25, 2023)
Are you passionate about medicine or healthcare? Or the environment? Or maybe you just want to learn more about global health? If any of those apply to you, then you should come to MIT Global Health Alliance's class - Topics in Global Health! We'll provide you with focused examples of relevant global health topics ranging from Women's Health to Planetary Health. We hope to see you there!

S15567: Climate Change and the Future of Human Health in Spark 2023 (Mar. 18 - 19, 2023)
Extreme temperatures, dying crops, and global disasters have displaced millions of individuals around the world. Are the rumors true - is climate change the biggest health threat facing humanity? If so, will the societal impact be equally distributed? This course will discuss linkages between human health and the changing climate, planetary health, and how this may influence pre-existing global health disparities.

S15568: Incarcerated Rights to Healthcare in Spark 2023 (Mar. 18 - 19, 2023)
The US has one of the highest incarceration rates in the world. Incarcerated individuals are disproportionately affected by chronic health conditions, mental illness, and substance abuse- yet they tend to receive inadequate health care before, during, and after their prison sentence. This course will discuss how these disadvantages exacerbate health disparities within the incarcerated population, and whether there is a way to find justice in the prison system.