Jenny Chen Post #1: Introduction
My name is Jenny and I am a senior majoring in Human Biology with a concentration in the Biopsychosocial Determinants of Brain Development and Mental Health and minoring in Spanish. I am from Fremont, CA and my parents are immigrants to the U.S. from Taiwan.
As a pre-med student and having studied abroad in Santiago, Chile last spring (where the photo above was taken), I am really excited to go abroad again to Oaxaca this time with a specific community health focus. As a volunteer at the Arbor Free Clinic for the past couple of years, I have become very interested in how we can better reach our patient population, particularlt underserved communities and non-English speaking patients to get them the best care that we can. Through this course, I hope to learn more about the determinants of migrant health and what we as health care providers and physicians can do to bridge the gaps in the health of this population. During our trip, I look forward to conversing with patients in Spanish and shadowing physicians.
In addition to serving as a patient navigator at the Arbor Free Clinic, I am one of the co-presidents of Stanford Club Tennis, the VP & Finance Director of Stanford Women in Medicine, and have worked with veterans as a companion volunteer at the Menlo Park VA. My other hobbies include hiking and skiing (anything outdoors really!) as well as dancing (performed 7 quarters with Common Origins hip hop) and painting.
Looking forward to getting to know all of you!