Xanthia Tucker is a first-year Med-Peds resident at the University of Michigan. She hails from northern California, where she grew up as the child of French and American seismologists. She studied comparative literature as an undergrad at Harvard and found her path to becoming a doctor through outdoor education and narrative medicine. After working as a health coach at Highland Hospital in California's East Bay and freelance writing for a healthcare startup, she completed her pre-med post-bacc at Bryn Mawr College. She earned her medical degree from the University of Chicago and is delighted to be deepening her nascent midwestern roots at the University of Michigan. She hopes to provide compassionate, equitable care to her future patients and combat disparities in the areas of adolescent and reproductive health. Outside of medicine, she loves to bake, sing, draw, and admire her cat-sons, Pico and Elio.
Jenny Tsai is an Emergency Medicine physician and free-lance writer in New Haven, Connecticut. She has a Masters of Education from the Harvard Graduate School of Education, and a BA in Ethnic Studies and Human Biology from Brown University. Her writing has been published in The New England Journal of Medicine, Scientific American, STATNews, In-Training Magazine, The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), Academic Medicine, Intima: A Journal of Narrative Medicine, and more. Her research focuses on the intersection of race and medicine. She has a particular interest in Social Medicine curricula and hopes to develop medical education using principles of Critical Race Theory (CRT) and Narrative Medicine. She can often be found wondering what would happen if she were to pursue a PhD, dancing around in places that aren’t dance studios, reading books on the floor, or dreaming about meals she doesn’t have the patience to cook. You can follow her on Twitter @tsaiduck77.