As a current student of University of California San Francisco’s doctoral program in medical sociology, I have been diving deeply into questions around medicine, mortality, and morality. My research projects include understanding the impact and implementation of CA’s End of Life Options Act, as well as decision-making in pediatric palliative and hospice care spaces when the patient in question is an adolescent or young adult. In addition to my scholarly work, I am involved in student advocacy efforts that include reforming mentorship practices, advocating for a more nuanced understanding of diversity-related issues, and promoting interdisciplinary efforts between degree programs and administration.
Related areas of interest include: chronic illness, body politics, afrofuturism, youth and aging, bioethics, interdisciplinary/multi-origin knowledge production, classical versus contemporary social philosophies, and memorialization. Through work, advocacy, and leadership experiences, I actively seek out learning opportunities that require my engagement with dissimilar bodies of knowledge.