Hi! My name is Gila and I’m a Biochemistry and Molecular Biology major from the San Francisco Bay Area. My family is Russian-Jewish, which largely shaped my language and culture growing up. Since being at LC, I’ve been fortunate to find inspiration and community in many different places on campus, including as part of Prof. Tamily Weissman’s zebrafish neurobiology research lab and as Co-President of LC Dance Company. I also have a long-standing interest in mental health and I spend some of my free time during the week volunteering as a counselor for Crisis Text Line. After college I hope to attend medical school and integrate my interest in mental health with my love for the sciences in a career as a physician. In my free time I like to read and translate poetry, go on hikes, and sing very badly in the privacy of my apartment.
Neuroscience research in the Weissman lab, Writing Center peer tutor, dance, volunteering
Phi Beta Kappa, James J. Kopp Library Research Award, Barbara Hirschi Neely Scholarship, Herbert A. Templeton National Merit Scholarship