Hello everyone! I'm Sara Habibipour. I'm 17 and a recent high school graduate from Palm Springs, California with a passion for medicine. In fall 2022, I will start my journey as an undergraduate at UCLA majoring in Microbiology, Immunology, and Molecular Genetics.
I created MedSoc Talk after reading about how the West African culture heavily influenced the spread of the Ebola outbreak in 2014. I continued to research other topics on how social factors can influence public health. But, to my surprise, there weren't many resources for young students to learn more about these topics. Soon after, I was able to shadow physicians at my local hospital and I witnessed these social factors coming into play in the real world. This gave me more motivation to educate myself and my peers on these issues, and to discuss them further from various perspectives and with insight from professionals.
My main hobby is dance. I've been doing it for around thirteen years now and I love it. The movement, the energy, the artistry, the emotion, all of it! I wouldn't be the person I am today without dance.
In the future I hope to become a physician. I'm not sure what specialty yet, but I find infectious diseases/public health fascinating. I hope to be able to travel to remote villages across the world, perhaps with the World Health Organization, the CDC, or Doctors Without Borders, to be able to contain outbreaks of disease and provide healthcare to those who need it.
Thank you for reading about me! If you're interested in reading about some of my scientific work, it's linked at the top of this page.
Please also take a moment to read about the rest of my team members! They are truly amazing and I'm so happy that they are dedicated to improving this platform. You can read about them under "Committee Members."