Anabella Maria Galang '23

Anabella is concentrating in Genetics, Genomics and Development.  After she graduates, she plans to take time to pursue her interests at the intersection of technology and medicine before attending medical school with the goal of becoming a physician.  On campus and in Ithaca, Anabella is the DEI Chair for Outdoor Odyssey, a volunteer for the Adaptive Climbing program offered through Cornell Outdoor Education, part of the Steminist Movement, a Patient Advocate at Cayuga Med, and a member of Cornell Catholic.  She conducted research in Dr. Robert Weiss’ lab for 2.5 years, and is currently involved in research at the Virtual Embodiment Lab, where she investigates the therapeutic potential of VR in clinical settings.  In her free time, Anabella enjoys spontaneous singing and dancing, binge-watching Gilmore Girls, rock climbing, skiing, and running.  Her favorite course at Cornell so far has been TV Nation, a writing course in which she was able to explore societal issues through the lens of TV—she found it to be a thought-provoking and fun break from all of her STEM classes!  In previous summers, Anabella has worked on building infrastructure for the Steminist Movement through a grant as a W.E. Cornell 2020 Fellow, served as a team lead for the Zon Lab’s educational outreach program, and interned at D.E. Shaw Research in NYC.  This past summer, Anabella stayed in Ithaca and worked at Cayuga Med, conducted research in the Virtual Embodiment Lab, studied for the MCAT, and worked as a Gorge Steward.

Anabella's words of advice for new students

“Your definition of success is dynamic and specific to you!  Enjoy the journey, work hard, and allow grace for yourself.  You got this, you deserve to be here, and we are here to help you.”

College: CALS

Email: adg88 [at] cornell.edu