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Ella Torkelson

Nickname: #142 krÿsa L.I.S.M.

Crossed: Spring 2022

Big: Gorejer "retro S.P.E.K.T." Her

Major: Biochemistry, Certificate in History

Year: Class of 2024

Ethnicity/Heritage: Chinese

Pronouns: she/her/hers

What are some hobbies/interests you have?: playing basketball and volleyball, eating, sleeping, chemistry, beating people in smash with my yoshi main😮‍💨, snowboarding (in the winter), getting boba with my friends or by myself


What I Aspire: I hope to attend medical school to pursue internal medicine, but also stay connected to everyone and make a positive impact on the community.


Favorite Food/Restaurant: Poke Plus or Cheba Hut

Why did you join aKDPhi?

I wanted to surround myself with a community of people who would support me in everything that I do whether it be personally or professionally. aKDPhi fostered a very safe and welcoming environment that I had never experienced before as I grew up with only younger brothers. Through only my short time in aKDPhi so far, I have seen significant growth within myself both personally and professionally, and I want to continue to surround myself with such empowering people who inspire me to be the best version of myself.

How has your time in aKDPhi helped/improved/challenged you?

aKDPhi has challenged me to become the best student, friend, sibling, and person that I can be. Through aKDPhi, I have learned that emotional vulnerability is empowering and that anything can be accomplished if you surround yourself with the right community of people.

Positions Held in aKDPhi: Secretary

Affiliates & Positions Held: Wisconsin Women's Pre-Medical Association, Biochemistry Scholars Program, Department of Biochemistry Undergraduate Summer Research Award Program

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