BioBridge peer advising is located in the Biology Garage - a student lounge space in Gilbert 119.
What is BioBridge?
BioBridge is an undergraduate peer advising group and informational resource for the Department of Biology. BioBridge advisors serve as a link to several aspects of the biology major by:
- Coordinating outreach programs for current and prospective biology majors
- Organizing info sessions and panels on topics related to research, grants, the major, employment, and other post-graduate opportunities
- Offering social events where Biology majors and prospective majors can get to know each other
- Answering questions about major requirements, policies, and procedures
- Promoting interaction between Biology faculty and undergrad students
If you have questions about how to declare the major, find a research position, which courses to take, or where to study away from campus while still graduating in 4 years, come by the BioBridge office hours or send them an email.
Office hours are held during weeks 2-9 of Autumn, Winter, and Spring quarters. We will be offering in-person and Zoom office hours each quarter. You will find each BioBridge peer advisors Zoom link in the weekly Biology newsletter. If you do not receive the newsletter, please send an email to the BioBridge peer advisors.
Autumn Quarter 2021 Office hours:
Willow Bowen - Monday, 9:45am-11:45am
Maitri Paul - Tuesday, 1:30-pm-3:30pm
Kevin Jung - Thursday, 1:00pm-3:00pm
Sohayla Eldeeb - Friday, 11:00am-2:00pm
Sophia Luo - Friday, 1:30am-3:30pm
Meet Your Advisors
The 2021-22 BioBridge Team
Willow Renee Bowen, Class of '22
Willow is a senior following the biochemistry/biophysics track. Throughout her academic career at Stanford she has explored many other majors including but not limited to Bioengineering, Environmental Systems Engineering, Archaeology, and Earth Systems. Moreover, after settling on the Biology major she also considered multiple tracks within including Ecology and Evolution, Marine Biology, Molecular Cellular and Developmental Bio, and last but not least Neurobiology.
One of the most important things Willow has learned while at Stanford is that "it's okay to not find your niche right away." Please feel free to reach out to her with any questions about the different tracks, professors, labs, or classes within the biology track requirements. She looks forward to sharing her insight with you!
Sohayla Eldeeb, Class of '23
Sohayla is a junior majoring in Biology and is extremely interested in the intersection of climate and health. She is a current research assistant in the BioBehavioral Lab working on longitudinal surveys with survivors of breast and gynecological cancers. This past summer, Sohayla interned at Aveksha Hospital to design a patient-centered approach throughout their healthcare system. She is passionate about healthcare sustainability as well as community health. Sohayla has explored various ways biology intersects with other fields such as medicine, consulting, research, entrepreneurship, and more. Please feel free to reach out to her with any questions about navigating the Stanford Biology experience as she is extremely excited to work with you!
Kevin Jung, Class of '22
Kevin is a senior majoring in Biology with a Neurobiology track. He was born in Seoul, South Korea, but grew up in Houston, Texas before coming to Stanford. He is an aspiring physician as well as an aspiring researcher in the global health sector. On campus, he has been working at the Sakamoto Lab, researching a rare blood disorder called Diamond Blackfan Anemia. However, this summer, he has been working at the Better Lab, which implemented Human-Centered Design (HCD) to identify and investigate the systemic and cultural drivers of burdensome end of life care among patients with advanced dementia. Kevin loves to spend his free time playing cello, volunteering, and exploring the beautiful outdoor spaces near in the bay area. He is beyond excited to work with other students to help navigate their undergraduate experience here at Stanford!
Sophia Luo, Class of '22
Sophia is a senior majoring in Biology with a concentration in Computational Biology and pursuing a co-term in Epidemiology and Clinical Research. She is passionate about biostatistics and risk prediction modeling, and currently works in the Han lab on projects relating to lung cancer patient outcomes and risk prediction modeling for smoking cessation. Sophia loves working in the clinical setting as well and hopes to attend medical school in the future. On campus, she is involved with the Cardinal Free Clinics and is the co-president of Stanford University Hospice and Palliative Care (SUHPaC). She enjoys reading, running outdoors, and solving the mini crossword puzzle in the New York Times every morning. Sophia is excited to connect with students about the computational biology track, pursuing a co-term, designing a four-year plan, and finding research opportunities, and looks forward to meeting and helping students however she can!
Maitri Paul, Class of '22
Maitri is a senior majoring in Biology with a Marine Biology track. She was born in Boston, Massachusetts, and grew up in India. She is passionate about conducting research that informs marine conservation and intends to pursue a PhD in Marine Biology. Maitri currently works at the Pringle lab, studying cnidarian-dinoflagellate symbiosis, which is critical to the health of reef-building corals. This summer, she has been working on a biocomputational project to identify genes associated with symbiosis that are conserved across cnidarians. The results of this project will help establish a generalized model for symbiosis for genetically diverse corals and sea anemones. In high school, Maitri volunteered at a sea turtle rescue and rehabilitation organization, and last summer, she worked at the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), India to establish sustainability in nature-based tourism and fishing industries. Maitri loves to spend time outdoors, swim in the ocean, dance, and play the violin. Currently, she is a member of Noopur, Stanford's Indian Classical dance team. She is looking forward to helping students explore their interests and make the most of their time at Stanford!