Kiersten Rasberry '21

Whitman College
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Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Hometown: Aurora, IL

Research: researching the stressors within urban communities that result in mental health issues, specifically within the realm of trauma, addiction and incarceration (a ProCES project) and research with focus on various health aspects of homeless populations, including mental health and nutrition (another ProCES project, through Medical Anthropology), and clinical research in the Interventional Cardiology Department at the University of Chicago

Summer Activities: phlebotomy at a state-wide blood center, and CAMP I and CAMP II programs at the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine

Favorite Comfort Food: Macaroni and Cheese (which is a really poor choice in favorite food if you're lactose intolerant, like me)

Favorite Way to Relieve Stress: spending time with family and friends, watching TV/movies and listening to our favorite songs

Alternative Concentration of Interest: Molecular Biology