Hello! My name is Daniel Masin. I am thrilled to serve as the 2014-2015 Student Health Consortium (SHC) Director alongside everyone in ASUW and the UW pre-health community. While SHC is a programming entity within ASUW, I plan to increase health education and advocacy efforts this year by taking on particular health initiatives in partnership with others in the community and around campus. Below, I’ve listed my goals for this academic year for SHC. If you have any questions, concerns, ideas, etc., feel free to visit my new office in the HUB (in the 131A suite, shared with ASUW A+E) or get a hold of me via e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org). The 2014-2015 intern team has been integral to SHC’s success so far this year (see below for intern profiles).
1. Further increase the UW student population’s awareness of SHC’s programming;
2. Facilitate the collaboration between pre-health RSOs, and continue to build stronger relationships between Pre-Health registered student organizations (RSOs) and SHC, between Pre-Health individuals, and between SHC and other ASUW entities;
3. Develop quality health-related programming that addresses the public health issues that many students face, or will face in the near future;
4. Improve outreach to non-health majors.
I got involved with SHC because I have always been passionate about health and wellness and interested in how those ideas can be promoted within a community. I am grateful for the opportunity to work with the awesome SHC team to help all of us here at the UW live happier, healthier lives! While I am unsure of where my path will lead after I finish my undergraduate studies, I am considering practicing medicine abroad in a Spanish-speaking country and combining this with work related to gender and women’s studies.
I am excited to see what this year has in store, and can’t wait to put our plans and programming into action!
Fun Fact: I am a huge animal lover!
Major: Public Health
One of the greatest aspects about public health is being able to take what I’m learning and apply it in the real world to bring a tangible impact in people’s lives on a daily basis. Being a part of the lovely Student Health Consortium means we can work together to improve the health and wellbeing of our own community here at UW, and have fun while doing it. Whether that’s through programming, writing Husky Hope Notes, or hosting the Everybody Every Body Fashion Show, it’s good to know that we have this ability to educate students from all walks of life about all things health.
In my free time, I love writing, baking cookies, buying old books from hole-in-the-wall bookstores, and watching reruns of The Office. In the future, I plan to pursue a health-related career and work abroad with international communities in need of better healthcare and public health reform.
Fun fact: I’m slightly obsessed with hedgehogs; I’m making it a personal goal to adopt one and travel the world with it.
Major: Marketing/Public Health
Major: Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology
I got involved with SHC because I wanted to get more involved on campus and with the community. I’ve always been passionate about health and wanted to make a difference on campus. Having experienced much of the stress that comes with college and seeing my friends experience it as well makes me interested in helping others lead a physically, mentally, and socially balanced lifestyle. I’m so excited to be able to have the opportunity to have a direct role in the planning of events that promote health and wellness on campus and in the community!
When I’m not in class, I love working in my lab researching individuals’ genetic susceptibility to infectious diseases. Outside of school, I love to dance, swim, and hang out with my friends! After graduating from UW, I hope to go to medical school and maybe even work abroad at some point.
Fun Fact: I can quote way too many episodes of Grey’s Anatomy.