Stanford MS in Human Genetics and
Class of 2011
Myla Ashfaq is from Pakistan. She received her undergraduate degree in Genetics from Ohio Wesleyan University
in 2005. After graduation, she spent a year working in a molecular oncology laboratory at Washington University
in St. Louis. In the past several years, she returned to Pakistan and has been teaching high school biology and, most
recently, coordinating the social support for patients with multiple-drug resistant TB.
Reana Carr is from Arizona. She received her degree in Biology from Cornell in 2007, and since that time she has
been working as a family support specialist for foster children placed with Child Protective Services. She has
additional experience service as a peer counselor while at Cornell and has observed in prenatal and adult genetic
Kyla Dunn received her undergraduate degree in Psychobiology from Yale in 1993, where she also volunteered as a
rape crisis counselor for several years. After working in the biotech industry and taking additional coursework in
neuroscience at UCSF, Kyla turned her focus to science journalism (both print and television), where she has spent
her time for the past 10+ years. Her pieces have been featured on PBS Frontline, NOVA Science NOW, CBS News
and in the Atlantic Monthly.
Sarah Garcia is from Southern California. She received her undergraduate degree in Molecular Genetics from
UCLA in 2003 and is completing her PhD in Genetics at Stanford with expected completion in 2009. She has
experience as a genetics teaching assistant and currently serves as a peer counselor at The Bridge. She is particularly
interested in the area of community outreach.
Lili Kuzmich is originally from Iran. She received her bachelor degree in Biology from Kansas State University in
1997 and a masters degree in Pl