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In Honors since: 2020

Hometown: Issaquah, WA

Pronouns: He/Him/His

About me: Hey everyone, my name is Brandon! I'm majoring in public health and neuroscience and hopes set for medical school. I'm also a trumpet in the Husky Marching Band and love spending my spare academic time leading high school brain dissections with Grey Matters Journal and promoting health equity in Globemed! I am very passionate about mental health, and do related work on psychiatric illnesses in the Schindler Lab at the VA. Although I was born in Chicago, I've lived close to Seattle for nearly all my life and have come to love it - rain included. Outside of class, I'm no stranger to the occasional TV/movie binge whether it be working my way through The Mandalorian or just about anything Marvel related. I also enjoy going on hikes, learning to cook new things, listening to Andy Grammer, and exploring the city! Like many others, my first year was definitely affected by COVID, but joining the honors program has still been one of my best decisions. The honors classes that I have taken so far have been integral to finding the issues I care about by integrating two fields I love: neuroscience and public health. I hope that you all find your own unique passion within the honors program as well! Please do not hesitate to reach out with any questions related to honors, UW in general, any of the clubs I am in, or anything else on your mind!

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General area(s) of study: Natural Sciences, Social Sciences

Current or intended majors: Public Health and Neuroscience

I would be willing to talk about the following courses/subjects: NEUSCI 198 (Early Fall Start), HONORS 391A ("Race, Gender, Diaspora, and Population Health"), HONORS 222A ("Pain"), and introductory chemistry, organic chemistry, biology, phsyics, and math sequences

Housing Experience

  • Honors Living and Learning Community (LLC)
  • Other Residence Halls/Other Student Housing


Research: UW Diabetes Institute and the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Volunteering/Service: Crisis Counseling for Crisis Text Line

Leadership: Outreach Director (Grey Matters Journal), Co-President (Globemed)

Clubs/RSOs: Grey Matters Journal, Globemed

Pre-health: Hoping to go to medical school

Scholarships: 2020 Mary Gates Honors Scholarship, 2023 Mary Gates Leadership Scholarship

Athletics: Marching Band

Student Leadership Participation

Current Peer Educator: 2021, 2022, 2023