Yoshiko is a class of 2024 UNC medical student, originally from Kobe, Japan. She received her B.S. in Neuroscience and B.F.A. in Dance from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. During her time in college, she was an editor and writer for the The Michigan Daily where she began reporting on the arts and sciences, and their interstices. After college, she went on to receive her M.S. in Narrative Medicine and M.F.A. in Creative Nonfiction from Columbia University in New York. She has written about medical education, health justice, and health humanities for academic journals including The Lancet, Journal of Medical Humanities, Journal of Medical Ethics, and Academic Medicine, as well as media outlets like Scientific American. Yoshiko taught creative writing at a correctional center in New York and has facilitated narrative medicine workshops for undergraduate pre-health students, medical students, and faculty physicians. Her academic and research interests are in carceral health, surgical oncology, cancer disparities, and medical education.