Phaedra Manuel

Hometown: Hoover, AL
Year: Junior
Major: Bioinformatics

Get to know Phaedra

I am passionate about...Diversity in the medical field, equal education for all, women's health and rights, my faith, and making people feel loved and welcomed.
I am interested in (affiliated student organizations/groups on campus)...Sports (UAB's Swim Club), Volunteering (Blazer Kitchen and Children's), Honors College, on-campus ministries, Early Medical School Acceptance Program
Best class you have taken at UAB?Strange Brains Honors Seminar with Professor Robin Lester
Best thing you've ate in Birmingham?Shrimp Scampi from Giuseppe's Cafe only about 5 minutes from campus!
Describe something new you tried or did at UAB and how it made you feel.Every Tuesdays and Thursdays, a couple of my friends and I would take yoga in one of the group classrooms in the Rec. It was especially calming during finals week, and helped me not only bond with my friends, but also meet new people and "find my zen". It was definitely a leap of faith trying yoga out, but after every class I felt more focused and relaxed.
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