by Sarah Jho

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Sarah Jho is a member of the Yale College Class of 2020 where she studies the History of Science, Medicine, and Public Health and Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology. Sarah is interested in the intersections of health, race, and state surveillance. Her senior thesis looks at the strategic uptake of epigenetics as a rhetorical tool for understanding and addressing historical trauma in Aboriginal Australia and post-colonial Korea. She is looking forward to seeing how the medical humanities responds to shifting notions of trauma with epigenetics’ entry into the cultural vocabulary of youth. Sarah hopes to continue medical humanities research post-graduation, and will eventually train in psychiatry or clinical social work.