Meet the editors who make up the Progress Notes team:
Claire Luo is a third-year medical student at Baylor College of Medicine; in her previous life, she was an English major at Rice University, predominantly taking classes on “non-canonical” literature by minority authors. In addition to being co-editor-in-chief of Progress Notes, she enjoys playing tennis and making/eating lemon bars.
Jonathan Barron is a fourth-year medical student at Baylor applying to psychiatry. He graduated from the University of Texas at Austin where he studied neuroscience and creative writing. He is currently the co-editor-in-chief of Progress Notes.
Saira Alex is a fourth-year M.D./MPH student at Baylor College of Medicine. She graduated from The University of Texas at Dallas in 2018 where she majored in Neuroscience and minored in Literature. In addition to writing poetry, she carves out time for practicing narrative medicine. She is applying for general surgery residency this year.
Isabel Draper is a second-year medical student at Baylor College of Medicine. She graduated from the University of Texas at Austin where she studied English and Plan II. When she isn’t baking bread, she’s chasing her dog, Kermit, and watching movies with her sisters.
Ryan Nowrouzi is a third-year medical student at Baylor College of Medicine. He graduated from the University of Houston where he studied biomedical sciences and also wrote for The Daily Cougar, a student-led news outlet. Ryan is passionate about health policy and, outside of medicine, he enjoys playing or watching basketball.
Hannah Todd is a second-year medical student at Baylor College of Medicine. She obtained her bachelor’s degree at Rice University with majors in Public Policy and Spanish and a Master of Public Health at the University of Texas. She aspires to a career at the interface of children’s health and health policy. In the meantime, she can be found enjoying the outdoors, reading a good book, or appreciating a clever pun.