Sonia Lee, B.S. 2016

Medical Student, Tufts University School of Medicine – Boston, MA

2016 Major: Evolutionary Anthropology; minor in Biology

How has being an Evolutionary Anthropology graduate from Duke helped shape you personally and/or professionally?

"Being an EvAnth graduate from Duke helped me learn about the human body and anatomy from a very unique perspective. I was also able to experience anatomy dissection in the cadaver lab long before medical school, which was a truly unique and special opportunity that only very few undergraduates can say they have. I am able to practice medicine with a more well-rounded perspective than I would have if I had only stuck to biology/pre-med courses in undergrad. Additionally, I first dipped my feet in clinical trial research design and application with the help of the Animal Locomotion Lab and all the stellar mentors who are a part of the lab. This small department had everything that I could have asked for to prepare me for my current path."

What advice would you give students in Duke's Evolutionary Anthropology programs? 

"Take all the classes you can, enjoy the content you learn with an open mind, and develop meaningful relationships with your peers and mentors. Be curious!"

Sonia Lee