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Rakan Alshaibi Rakan Alshaibi (1 Posts)

Contributing Writer

Florida International University Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine

Rakan Alshaibi is a medical student at FIU Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine in Miami, Florida, Class of 2026. In 2022, he graduated from the University of Florida with a Bachelor of Science in microbiology and cell sciences. He enjoys writing, jump roping, and watching soccer matches in his free time. Rakan is yet to decide on a career in medicine, but is passionate about global surgery and health equity.

Jumping: From Between Two Worlds

I am moving, yet I am going nowhere. I am going nowhere, yet I have come a long way. I do not count how many go by, but each spin demands that I keep moving. With every rotation, I take another step, another leap, one jump on this Earth. These cycles fly by, so much so that I can almost hear them as they whoosh over my head in an instant, making seconds go slow.


I start the day like most of us do: stimulating the needy vessels we call bodies with caffeine. As I open up my coffee jar to dispense ground Turkish coffee beans, I am met with a hint of loving bitterness. It carries a comforting brown sugar warmth that often stirs a sense of weakness given my inherent dependency on this substance but also commands secure boldness through notes of molasses and dark chocolate.

Kenneth Lopez Kenneth Lopez (1 Posts)

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The George Washington School of Medicine and Health Sciences

Kenneth Lopez is a medical student at the George Washington School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Class of 2024, who is experienced in multiple fields, ranging from chemistry, biology, sociology, and mathematics. Trained in multiple industry-standard lab techniques in biology and medicine, specifically immunology and microbiology. His experiences in a wide variety of scientific disciplines, as well as his compassionate nature allow him to contribute dynamic ideas to organizations and teams, as well as produce high-quality work.