Study Abroad Student Profile: Stephanie Terpening, 2016

Author: Amanda Skofstad

Stephanie Terpening Study Abroad London


Majors: Biology and English
Hometown: Redwood City, CA
Studied abroad in: London
Conducted research in: San Francisco, Notre Dame,
and Mongolia
What’s next: Taking the MCAT and pursuing a
master’s in global health


Freshman: Volunteer at Stanford Hospital, research assistant
at Harper Cancer Research Institute
Sophomore: Science Policy Ethics seminar spring break trip
to DARPA, NIH, Walter Reed National Military Medical
Center, and NASA; Hiller Family Scholar at Harper Cancer
Research Institute
Junior: Summer research in Mongolia, funded by Kellogg
Experience the World Fellowships; Studied abroad in London
and interned with C3; biology lab teaching assistant
Rising Senior: Summer internship at StemCentrx;
communications assistant for the Kellogg Institute for
International Studies



Terpening London Study Abroad photos

“I actually had cancer at age eight and always thought I would go into medical practice. Getting to interview and then tell the stories of patients at Mongolia’s first children’s cancer hospital was indescribable. It really brought my experience with health, particularly cancer, full circle.”