My name is Alex Chavez-Yenter, I’m currently a Senior, and this is the last class separating me from completing my degree in Human Biology. I have, however, already completed a minor in Spanish in my time here at State and am currently in the process of applying to medical school. As the title suggests, I am taking a gap-year before medical school to get out and enjoy myself to the fullest with plans to do lots of traveling and biking.
Last Fall I wrote a research paper on the role of traditional medicine in rural Peru for one of my classes and really enjoyed researching the anthropological aspects that surround health care in rural communities. I didn’t have any anthropology background writing the paper and would like to build a more solid foundation in anthropology as I fine tune the research that I will be attempting to get published in the next year.
The picture I included was taken a couple weeks ago during my trip to Seattle. I was lucky enough to get great weather while I was there!