Class of 2018
College of Arts and Sciences
Biological Sciences (Nutrition Concentration)
Hometown: Rossmoor, CA
Madisen Swallow is a sophomore from Orange County, California in the College of Arts and Sciences double majoring in Biological Sciences and Sociology on the Pre-Med Track. She started with the Schaffer-Nishimura Lab in the Summer of 2015, and graduated in May 2018.
In the Schaffer-Nishimura lab, Madisen worked under the mentorship of Nozomi Nishimura and Oliver Bracko. Her project focused on observing cortical blood flow rates in mouse models of Alzheimerâ€™s Disease.
In addition to being and Undergraduate Research Assistant in the Schaffer-Nishimura Lab, Madisen was the Chair of the Meinig Family Cornell National Scholars Program, the Director of External Operations for Cayugaâ€™s Watchers, the Outreach Director for MEDLIFE Medical Brigades, Phi Delta Epsilon Pre-Medical Fraternityâ€™s Vice President, the Panhellenic Delegate for Alpha Phi, and the President of Cornell Public Health Society. She was also an Emergency Department Volunteer at Cayuga Medical Center and served as a Course Assistant for BIOMG 1290: Personal Genomics and Medicine, and the Chemistry Pre-Freshman Summer. In her free time Madisen enjoys relaxing with her friends and traveling the world.
Madisen is currently a Corps Member for Teach for America and is pursuing her Masterâ€™s Degree from Johnâ€™s Hopkins before attending Medical School.