About the Editors
Anna Wojcicki is a third year medical student passionate about caring for children, adolescents and women from marginalized communities. In her spare time she enjoys writing, following the NBA/NFL, being in nature and admiring the beauty of new places with her partner.
Balvindar Singh is a fourth year medical student pursuing a career in medicine and cardiology. Beyond the wards and the lab, he enjoys getting outside via hiking and biking, ice cream, coffee, and takeout. Balvindar is also excited about his most recent roommate additions, two cats (Sam and Andy), and sharing photos of them, naturally.
Daniel Ly is a fourth year medical student continuing his training in Pediatrics at the University of Minnesota. In Daniel’s spare time, he enjoys running, biking, cooking, playing tennis, and folding origami. He currently lives in St. Paul, MN with his wife and two rabbits.
Elizabeth (Lizzy) Kim is a fourth year medical student who will be moving to Tennessee to start general surgery residency at ETSU. She is grateful for the ability to listen to and to tell stories. She enjoys running, making (but more so eating) ice cream, and spending time with friends and family.
Julia Weston is a third year medical student hoping to pursue a career in Internal Medicine or Emergency medicine. She is passionate about social justice. In her spare time, she enjoys cooking, creative writing, crafts, and weightlifting.
Morgan Turk is a third year medical student hoping to pursue a career in Psychiatry. She is also passionate about community health and health equity. In her free time, she loves to explore Twin Cities restaurants, do crossword puzzles, and find gems at vintage and secondhand clothing stores.
Nuwan Pathagamage is a third year medical student passionate about medical education and improving patient care. In his spare time he likes playing ultimate frisbee as well as watching basketball, football and international soccer. He enjoys eating cuisine from his parent’s homeland of Sri Lanka but also enjoys trying different global cuisines as well.
Octavia Ruelas is a graduating medical student about to begin her intern year as an EM PGY-1. Her pieces were self-reflections written during her clinical years at the University of Minnesota Medical School. She enjoys scribbling random thoughts on scratch paper, aimlessly wandering through bookstores, and drop towers at amusement parks.
Ryan Duff is a fourth year student from the Twin Cities campus. He will be moving to Tacoma, WA this summer to start his residency in internal medicine with an interest in pulmonary/critical care. He enjoys reading, writing, running, learning, and listening, as well as sharing time with friends and family.
Sarah Reyna is a zealous human being who cares deeply about seeing and celebrating the humanity of others, especially those who have grown up in less advantaged physical, mental, and emotional environments. She is also a fourth year medical student and soon-to-be pediatrician. In her spare time, she enjoys eating peanut butter out of the jar, traveling, figure skating, and spending time at the lake “up north” with her children, her husband David, and her parents.
Spencer Ilstrup is a third year medical student hoping to pursue a career in psychiatry. He is passionate about saltwater reef aquariums, marine biology and literature. In my spare time I like to try new foods, read prolifically, hunt waterfowl and explore wild spaces.