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Human Biology '24

Leila DeSchepper


Leila (she/her) is studying Human Biology with a math minor. In the lab of Dr. Michael Howitt (Microbiology/Immunology), she studies how parasites alter the function of gut epithelial cells. As an aspiring physician-scientist, Leila is interested in immunology, disability studies, pediatric gastroenterology, and disability justice within healthcare settings. Outside of the lab, Leila can be found in the climbing gym, hiking, playing clarinet, or searching for the best chai latte in the Bay Area. Leila currently serves as co-president of Stanford's Climbing Team and is involved with Stanford Outdoor VSO, Out in STEM, and Stanford Women in Mathematics Mentoring.