Student Spotlight: Cara Crew
How did you first become interested in Bioethics?
Bioethics entered my personal purview through direct experience with close family/friends who were facing tough decisions surrounding cancer treatments, neurotrauma, neurological diseases, abortion, IVF – to name a few. Through my own research I realized that bioethics went further than simply studying how these situations might converge with rising technological advancements. Bioethicists were also philosophers who aimed to provide guidance to persons grappling with extremely challenging medical decisions. Both ignited my exploration.
What is something about your personality that has contributed to your interest in bioethics?
It sounds like a bit of an oxymoron – but my fiery compassion. I have a very fierce ability to want to sympathize, empathize, compassionately approach and connect with individuals from innumerable perspectives.
What qualities in another person do you value and why?
I value honesty, integrity, love of family and friends, and intelligence.
What might someone be surprised to know about you?
I love sports and am really competitive! I grew up in Nebraska and am a football fanatic yet have suffered concussions in my own life. Sometimes my love of football feels so unethical!?