Nora Badiner is a second-year medical student at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. She was born and raised in San Francisco and attended UCLA for her undergraduate studies. She graduated in 2013 with a BS in Human Biology and Society and a minor in Public Health. During college, she was involved in multiple organizations, including T.E.A.C.H., where she mentored kids and taught them about health issues. Nora has always been passionate about children’s health, especially preventive medicine, and conducted research on pediatric obesity during undergrad. She is interested in the evolving ways in which genetics can be used to improve patient care. In her spare time, Nora enjoys cooking, traveling, trying new restaurants and exploring Los Angeles.