My name is Katelyn Sainz and I am a MD3 at Washington University of Health and Science. I did my undergrad at Arizona State University and graduated with a BS in Biological Sciences with a concentration in Genetics, Cell and Developmental Biology. I have wanted to be a physician since as long as I can remember. Growing up my Dad was in and out of the hospital often due to heart disease and he had some of the most compassionate doctors I’ve ever met. Even as a little kid they would talk to me directly and tell me what they were going to do for my Dad. I remember thinking I want to be a doctor just like them.

Throughout my undergraduate career I was always involved in all sorts of extracurricular activities. I was a member of and eventually Vice President of the college ambassadors program and I was also very involved in residential life at ASU. I did two years of research on the effects of stress on certain areas of the brain, and presented my research at two national conferences. I also had a part time job working as a scribe in a local hospital which provided me with valuable clinical exposure.