Personal Statements

Elizabeth Ann Barajas

  • Writing Specialist
Elizabeth is a Pre-Graduate Writing Specialist at the UC Davis Writing Support Center. She will be at HPA doing drop-in advising for personal statements, experience writing, and disadvantaged statements for Tuesdays and Thursdays during Spring Quarter 2019.
Office Hours
Spring Quarter: Holding Drop-Ins only at HPA T/TH 1-5 pm

Cassandra Lai

  • Staff Advisor, All Health Professions
Cassandra Lai is one of our esteemed staff advisors, advising on all health professions and personal statements. She graduated from UC Davis with a B.S. in Neurobiology, Physiology, and Behavior and a minor in Professional Writing. Starting in the summer of 2019, she will be attending medical school to one day work with patients and health professionals as a physician. Along with advising for all health professions and personal statements, she had founded HPA’s Pre-Health Ambassador Network (PHAN), coordinated HPA’s Med Prep Program, was the UCD Pre-Health Conference Programming Coordinator, and coordinates the High School Pre-Health Symposium. Cassandra has also worked with other volunteers, nurses, and patients as an intern at the UCDMC Pediatric Intensive Care Unit and Orthopaedics Clinic. Currently, she is also a hospice and Children's Bereavement Art Group (CBAG) volunteer for Sutter Care at Home in Roseville, working with terminally ill patients and children who have lost a loved one. Cassandra also has a passion for cooking, baking, reading, and writing, having written articles for Morning Sign Out’s UC Davis chapter and Mindfray, Inc. as a featured Contributing Writer.