The Forest

Collective Rebirth

This multimedia piece represents our communal metamorphosis from strangers to family and from students to doctors.


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.