Elizabeth Brim, from Bedford, Indiana, attended the University of Chicago, and graduated with honors with a degree in biological sciences in 2016. During her undergraduate career, Elizabeth did cognitive and behavioral neuroscience research and was twice awarded Research Fellowships in the Biological Sciences Collegiate Division. She was a member of the GlobeMed campaigns team and during her senior year, studied abroad in Tanzania where she completed a research project on the use and perception of modern versus tribal medicine during pregnancy and after childbirth with rural tribal women.

What is your favorite quote from a book, film or song?

My favorite quote is from my favorite book, Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury. ┬áIt is: “Stuff your eyes with wonder, live as if you’d drop dead in ten seconds. See the world.” It reminds me both to never forgo the chance to have a new experience or adventure and to not worry about things I cannot change when I could be enjoying my experience at that moment.

Describe a memorable place you’ve been

During my semester abroad in Tanzania, I experienced some incredible places. Probably the most memorable place I visited was Serengeti National Park. While there, we lived in a campsite in the park for several days, and I remember one morning, while brushing my teeth outside of my tent, a giraffe was walking through the area just outside of our campsite. So I just stood there quietly, continued brushing my teeth, and watched this incredible animal roam around and eat from the tops of trees. It was so bizarre because I was experiencing this incredible thing while doing such a mundane, daily task.