Emily Athanas-Linden ’15
“I come at nursing from a varied background: some science here, sociology there, and history everywhere. Those educational experiences have given me an appreciation not just of medicine as it exists right now, but of how it has evolved, what historical inequities have existed, and how we can think about medicine in the context of people’s lives.
I was open to the idea that medicine is not just about what treatments and drugs people need; a person’s health is also the result of their living situation, relationship and job stability, and family influences. This more comprehensive view of medicine is definitely something that comes from my liberal arts education.”