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.
Aroog Khaliq is the current Editor-in-Chief and a former 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.
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.
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.
Nola Tran is an Arts Editor for Med Intima. She graduated from the University of Missouri in 2019 with a degree in Clinical Diagnostic Sciences and a minor in Spanish. Believing that the key to connection requires a balance of both concrete knowledge and creative interpretation, one of Nola’s favorite activities is visiting museums and asking staff members about their favorite pieces. She creates her own art through watercolor postcards and documenting life through digital and analog photography. Nola is excited to be part of the Med Intima team and shine light on the creations found within the KUMC community.
Emily Casteen is a Narrative Editor for Med Intima. She graduated from the University of Kansas with a degree in Behavioral Neuroscience in 2019. Writing has always provided her with a space for self-reflection and mindfulness, and she is excited to continue writing in medical school. In her free time, she can be found at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, baking, reading, or listening to a podcast on a long walk. Through Med Intima, she looks forward to connecting with members throughout the KUMC community as they share their stories and unique lived experiences.
Adam Wilson is a Narrative Editor for Med Intima. He graduated from Creighton University with majors in Biology, Environmental Science, and Medical Anthropology. An avid reader and listener, he delights in hearing and reading stories from whomever he encounters to better understand the elaborate tapestry of our common humanity. He loves to listen to and curate music playlists, journal, and share. Outside of academic interests, Adam enjoys caring for his garden and house plants, watching action movies, and trying out all sorts of new activities. He hopes that his involvement with Med Intima will allow him to continue to enjoy the medical humanities and share them with others.
Juliana Ames is a current literature editor for Med Intima. She graduated from K-state in 2021 with a major in Microbiology and a minor in Classical studies. Her hobbies include writing, reading, and horror movie marathons. Reading medical memoirs comprised a significant part of her premedical journey, and she looks forward to helping others tell their stories. The ability to be vulnerable about the realities of medicine and find silver linings in difficult situations is very helpful and enlightening for others in the medical community