Current Editors

2019-2020 Editorial Team


Editor-in-Chief

Phoebe Draper

Phoebe Draper
2020 Associate Editor

Phoebe is a Salt Lake City native and a third-year medical student in the class of 2021 at the University of Utah. Before medical school, she majored in oil painting at Brown University, and worked with a consulting group called Arts Practica to build relationships between medical schools and art museums. She studied painting abroad at The Sorbonne in Paris and worked in Washington D.C. as a researcher in global nursing practices. She plans to pursue a career in women’s health as an OB/GYN, with a focus on access to care in low-income areas in the U.S. and Latin America. She is honored and energized to be on the Rubor team because the magazine helps weave art and storytelling into the medical school experience. Medicine and art are, she believes, intimately intertwined. Both require close observation, navigation of uncertainty, and deliberate decision-making. Both illuminate what’s most important in our lives, and both can lead to healing.

Phoebe is a member of the University of Utah School of Medicine class of 2021. She majored in oil painting at Brown University and believes that both the best doctors and artists know how to look closely.

Rubor Participation:
2020 Associate Editor
2019 Oil Painting
2019 Associate Editor
2018 Oil Paintings (2)
2018 Intaglio Print


Web/Media Editor

Serena Fang

MED '21

Serena Fang
2020 Associate Editor

Serena is a third-year medical student, class of 2021, from Salt Lake City. She completed her undergraduate degree at Washington University in St. Louis with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Neuroscience, and Philosophy (one major!), and a minor in Text and Traditions. Outside of class, she spent her time teaching music lessons with a local non-profit and DJ-ing for the on-campus radio station. Before starting medical school, she spent a year in Arlington, Virginia working as a medical assistant and exploring museums and brunch spots in D.C. In her medical career, she hopes to cultivate and share her life-long interest in human behavior—why we feel the things that we feel and do the things that we do. She is drawn to both medicine and the arts for the way that each field supports and promotes the human experience.

Serena is a member of the University of Utah School of Medicine class of 2021. She spent her undergraduate years in St. Louis at Washington University studying psychology, neuroscience and philosophy. Outside of medicine her interests include charcuterie boards, silk scarves, and lo-fi hip hop.

Rubor Participation:
2020 Associate Editor
2019 Mixed Media, "Jack's Mountain"
2019 Associate Editor
2018 Staff
2018 Contributing drawing/poem, cover back


Associate Editor

Sabina Imanbekova

MED '22

2020 Associate Editor

Sabina was born and raised in the mountainous city of Almaty, Kazakhstan, until age 12, and has lived in Salt Lake City ever since. She is a non-traditional second-year medical student, class of 2022, at the University of Utah. She graduated from the University of Utah with a dual B.S. in Biology and Psychology and a minor in Chemistry. She also performed extracurricular research in neuropsychology and cardiovascular genetics, worked in the student government, and volunteered with populations experiencing homelessness and disability. After undergrad, she worked as a data analyst, snowboarded to her heart’s content, and became certified as a PADI Rescue SCUBA diver. She also studied abroad in Grenoble, France, before starting medical school.

Sabina is interested in pursuing radiology and exploring the wholeness of doctors as individuals within and outside of our profession. She believes that self-expression through creation, poetry, prose, and music is essential to looking, observing, feeling, and understanding who we are. The arts and humanities allow us to delve into what makes us human—unique and different—as well as what connects us to one another. She is honored and excited to serve on the Rubor team.

She enjoys reading and piano, dabbling in French and Spanish, and spending time with her daughter.

MED '22
Issues: Volume 7

Sabina Imanbekova is a medical student in the University of Utah School of Medicine class of 2022. She grew up in Almaty, Kazakhstan until age 12 and has lived in Utah since then. She is interested in pursuing radiology and enjoys foreign languages, piano, reading, SCUBA diving, and spending time with her daughter.

Rubor Participation:
2020 Associate Editor
2019 Acrylic/felt/LED light painting, web edition
2019 Prose Content Editor


Associate Editor

Michael Kennedy-Yoon

MED '22

MED '22
Issues: Volume 7
Rubor Participation:
2019 Imagery Content Editor