Med Intima Editorial Board
QeeQee Gao is the Founder and Editor-in-Chief Emeritus of Med Intima. Inspired by her love for storytelling and interest in the humanistic dimension of medicine, QeeQee created Med Intima in fall 2018 during her first year of medical school to be a haven for creativity and expression. In her future career, she hopes to combine her love for humanities and science with policy and innovation to recreate the health care landscape. Outside of school, QeeQee enjoys learning languages, listening to podcasts, and playing piano. She graduated from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2016 with a bachelor’s degree in biology.
Alexandra Davidson is an Editor-in-Chief and a former Art Editor of Med Intima. She graduated from Kansas State University with a Bachelor of Science in Biological Systems Engineering with an emphasis in Biology and a minor in Physics in December of 2019. Her background includes Phlebotomy training and certification, working as a Learning Assistant in K-State Physics studios, working as a Research & Development Engineer for the Mrs. Meyer’s Clean Day Brand at SC Johnson, and working on the Pet Wearables Project at Hill’s Pet Nutrition. From a young age, Alexandra incorporated art into her everyday life through dance, piano, scrapbooking, making holiday wreaths, nail art, and makeup art. When she has time, she still enjoys these activities, as well as working on home improvement projects with her husband and her cat, Zephyr, who always wants to lend a paw.
Meghan Hollingsworth is an Editor-in-Chief and the former Media and Communications Director for Med Intima. She graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry in 2020 and is currently an M2 at the University of Kansas Medical Center. Through Med Intima she hopes to help showcase her peers artistic talents and emphasize the important role that art plays in medicine. In her free time, Meghan enjoys drawing, painting, and spending time with her friends and family.
Joshua is a Literature Editor of Med Intima. After a perfectly unremarkable childhood growing up in Amarillo, Texas, Joshua graduated in 2019 from Hendrix College, where he double-majored in Health Sciences and Spanish while simultaneously discovering that his life’s great passion is actually writing. He spent the year between undergraduate and medical school finishing his first novel manuscript, working as a volunteer translator, and launching a creative-writing blog (which his mom thinks is awesome). His other hobbies include making a podcast with his two siblings, weightlifting (though he has little to show for it), and fooling the world into thinking he’s a functioning adult.
Kimia Memar is a Narrative Editor for Med Intima. She had already set her mind on going to medical school long before she graduated from Southern Illinois University in 2015 with a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering with a minor in Mathematics. She then got a Master of Science in Bioengineering at KU, conducting research in Hoglund Brain Imaging Center, where Dr. Kathleen Gustafson and her team taught her all the tricks to doing clinical trial research.
As a medical student, she is fascinated every day by what she learns in class. In her free time, she reads, bakes, and practices Yoga. Through working with Med Intima, she hopes to channel her personal concerns and curiosities about today’s medicine and the vision the current medical community holds for what it could become. In addition, she looks forward to learning from this creative team and the wonderful work they have done so far.
Vy Le is an Art Editor for Med Intima. She graduated from Wichita State University with a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry in 2019. Her love of art blossomed in high school when she discovered that she enjoyed realistic drawing and took all of the drawing and graphic design classes that were available (along with all the sciences). During medical school, Vy rediscovered art through gouache paint and made it her goal to paint at least once a month. Through Med Intima, she hopes to showcase and spark her colleagues’ talents and creativity. In her free time, Vy like to hang out with her family and friends, discover new sweet shops, draw, paint, and practice yoga.
Trent Edwards is an Art Editor for Med Intima. He graduated from Stanford University with a degree in Art Practice in 2019. He primarily pursues art via photography, both digital and analog. In his free time, Trent also enjoys spending time outdoors and watching movies. Through Med Intima, he hopes to explore the intersection between art and science as means of understanding the human experience. He believes these pursuits will help him, and his peers, better connect with and care for future patients.
Aroog Khaliq is a Narrative Editor for Med Intima. After majoring in English (and psychology) as an undergraduate at the University of Kansas, Aroog knew she wanted to carry her passion for writing into her medical journey. When she isn’t studying or writing poetry, Aroog likes to bake elaborate desserts, spend time outdoors, and read just about anything. Though she has edited opinion articles for the University Daily Kansan as an undergraduate and worked with other literary magazines, Aroog is excited for the unique opportunity to connect the diverse KUMC community to writing and humanistic thinking via Med Intima.
Sami Ali is the Media and Communications Director for Med Intima and is looking forward to serving on the team. She is passionate about the power of art. All kinds of art. In her spare time, she dabbles in ceramics, podcasting and jamming with her friends on her ukulele. She loves meeting new people, so feel free to reach out if you want to chat about art, food or whatever inspires you!
Maggie Golshani is a Literature Editor for Med Intima. She has always had an interest in both the sciences and literature, so she graduated from Drake University with degrees in Neuroscience and English. At Drake, she discovered her love for short forms of writing, specifically flash fiction and nonfiction. Beyond studying, Maggie enjoys going on walks around the city, trying out different KC restaurants, and curating Spotify playlists. Maggie is excited to join Med Intima and connect with the members of KUMC through written pieces.