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 Alzheimer’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 Cayuga’s Watchers, the Outreach Director for MEDLIFE Medical Brigades, Phi Delta Epsilon Pre-Medical Fraternity’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 Master’s Degree from John’s Hopkins before attending Medical School.