Splash Biography



RUSHNA RAZA, Genetic Counseling Master's Student at UC Irvine




Major: UCLA

College/Employer: Not available.

Year of Graduation: G

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Brief Biographical Sketch:

I am an incoming Genetic Counseling student with a passion for mentorship, science communication, and the social implications of health studies. I learned about Genetic Counseling in my first year at UCLA, where I completed my Bachelor's in Molecular Biology and Society & Genetics. Since discovering the field, I've been motivated to share the power of understanding ourselves and others through genetics, and using scientific tools to help ease the burden of disease in individuals, families, and communities. I hope you find this course fascinating and empowering!

Teaching:

S285: Genetic Counselors: Unlocking What Genes Mean

Past Classes:

UCLA-H107: Citizens and Science in Splash Spring 2019 (Apr. 20, 2019)

UCLA-S66: Debate: Designer Babies in Splash Winter 2018 (Feb. 10, 2018)



Past Classes

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S285: Genetic Counselors: Unlocking What Genes Mean in Rainstorm Spring 2020 (May. 30 - 31, 2020)
Enjoy learning about cutting-edge medical science? Love working with patients and families? Consider a career in Genetic Counseling! Genetic Counselors are healthcare providers who guide and support patients by explaining genetic test results and risk for inherited conditions: birth defects, cancer, and much more. With our genetic information now at our fingertips, Genetic Counselors are in high demand as translators for science that helps prevent, treat, and cure diseases, while being an emotional ally throughout the patient experience. This course explores the career path to becoming a Genetic Counselor, and looks at the key functions of their job. Students will take family histories, analyze a genetic test report, and practice counseling skills in a mock genetic counseling case.