This is Catherine Choi's schedule! She is currently a third year pursuing a major in MCB Infectious Diseases and a minor in Molecular Toxicology. Spending a summer as a Research Associate in the Bone & Signaling Lab at NASA Ames Research Center inspired her to switch to a biomechanics lab, focusing on soft tissue regeneration. Outside of doing research in labs and keeping busy with premed-related things, Catherine's extracurriculars are largely focused around her other passions: writing, helping others, and human rights. With the WriterCoach Connection organization, Catherine helps students at Willard Middle School go through the writing process and improve their reading and writing skills. She has also been heavily involved with the Berkeley chapter of Liberty in North Korea (LiNK), raising awareness about the North Korean human rights crisis through fundraisers and inviting North Korean refugees to the Berkeley campus. While it's important to keep up with the premed/science community, it's just as important to pursue your other interests!