About Me

My name is Steffi and I'm currently attending the University of Utah, studying Biomedical Engineering, on a Pre-Medical track.  After going on to Medical School, I aspire to be a pediatric oncologist.  When I was in middle school, my younger brother was diagnosed with Aveloar Rhabdomyosarcoma, a rare and aggressive soft tissue tumor in his sinus.  This was really a turning point for me, and this is why I want to go into pediatric oncology. 

One thing that I am particularly passionate about is helping siblings of children with cancer.  As a sibling, we are often put on the back burner.  Our parents are busy with sick siblings, and we might have to move in with other relatives, or spend lots of time alone.  Many siblings suffer from mental health problems during or after a brother or sister is being treated for cancer.  I was one of these siblings.  Along with treating children with cancer, I want to help siblings connect and help them feel not alone during this difficult time.

I also a bit of an eclectic personality.  I love all sorts of interesting things: art, photography, writing, and, of course, science.  I'm a lifetime Girl Scout and I take that to heart.  I post about sporadic and eccentric things, from pediatric cancer awareness to world history, from art to current events.  Enjoy!

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