University: Stanford University
Emily E. Witt, Greenwood Village, is a Human Biology major at Stanford University, minoring in Psychology. Her interest in neuroscience has led her to research the immunomodulatory mechanisms of vitamin D in multiple sclerosis and neurofeedback as a therapeutic intervention for autism. As a passionate human rights advocate, Emily has served as the president of Stanford Amnesty International and has worked to promote health care in impoverished communities in Central America. This past summer she investigated the social determinants of chronic malnutrition in rural Guatemala. In her free time, she volunteers as a Spanish interpreter for a free health clinic in Northern California and enjoys cycling, running and kayaking.