Serena FangMED '21
Serena is a member of the UUSOM 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.
Sabina Imanbekova2021 Editor-in-Chief
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.