Humans of UCSF

Michael Powers

“I grew up in New Jersey (2 towns away from the Jersey shore) but moved to Phoenix in 1981 because I wanted to see the Southwest. There, I was trained to work on alarms. I stayed in Phoenix less than a year; I couldn’t handle the heat.

“It’s a little easier to drive the big diesel buses because you sit up higher and you can see everything around you. They’re a little older and a little quirky, but they’re fun. It’s actually difficult to transition back to my car after I’ve been driving the big buses because I sit so low.”

“I see the sunset over the ocean and mountains during late nights in Sim Lab. I walk home from the library at night, close my eyes, and I can smell all of the blossoms that seem to never stop blooming.

"Born and raised in Nigeria, I emigrated to the United States as a teen. Took a very indirect path into the research. Prodding by my community college professor and an interest to better understand brain plasticity drove me into research.

“I’m a research coordinator for the UCSF-Samsung Digital Health Innovation Lab and I’m also an associate for the Center for Digital Health Innovation helping to manage the outreach to startups and early-stage companies that want to work with UCSF.

"This is my favorite place on campus. When you are having a bad day, grab some Jamba Juice, head up the stairs by the library and enjoy the beautiful sights SF has to offer. We all need a mental break every now and then!”

Picture of Marquita Bowe

“I painted every major bridge in the Bay Area. I’ve painted the Bay Bridge, Richmond Bridge, Carquinez Bridge, and Benicia Bridge. I’ve also painted many of the overpasses on Highways 101 and 280.

Nicolas Strauli

“I like the artwork at UCSF. There’s Robert Arneson at Parnassus – the heads with pillars on top – I’m a big fan of his work. And there are some super funny paintings in Byers Hall.

Pete Croughan and David Wu

"Just a couple MS1’s living that first year life. Many Tahoe trips are in our future --”

"-- Also UCSF formal."

"Also, neither of us have dates.”

Pete Croughan and David Wu

Anna Nonaka

“You’re supposed to start collecting teeth almost a year in advance, because it depends on how many offices you can go to and the types of offices they are - and they all give you different types of teeth.