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Emily Yang

Humans of UCSF: Superhero!

Columnist
School of Dentistry

"The superhero mythology gives us a way of expressing that need to be able to protect, to excel, and to inspire. One of my favorite heroes growing up is Superman. His story is one of freedom and carving your destiny, of taking your individual talents and doing your best with it. He has a good heart and he strives to make the world a better place. This principle applies to my fellow dental school classmates as we focus our passion for people and interest in science towards positive change. I can't think of a finer ambition in life. Superman represents hope and the ability to conquer adversity against all odds. Hope plays a significant part throughout our lives. Once you choose hope, anything is possible." 

-  Christian Santa Maria, First Year Dental Student