Born and raised in Newport Beach California, musical artist and writer Brooke Sevigny was diagnosed with a genetic lung disorder when she was in 9th grade. The illness left her exhausted and the pressure to excel in her studies like the peers left her broken. She felt a severe misbalance and struggled to keep up socially.
Nonetheless, Brooke realized how privileged she is to actually be able to attend school and receive good healthcare when she was so close to losing her life to a rare illness.
Healthcare saved her life, so she decided to assist her doctor and help the patients and underserved people who also have rare diseases.
During this period she understood how the public healthcare system lacks a major understanding on the anthropological aspect. Genetics plays an important part in the development of the immune system and one needs to take into account the role of evolution too. This aspect does not find proper standing in public healthcare.
With her new found understanding initiated the thought of pursing the field leading Brooke to study evolutionary anthropology in Hunter college, New York. Her passion and drive for science have opened doors for her. She has worked on consecutive archeological excavations, one in Europe while others in various labs in the Los Angeles area.
Brooke Sevigny is proving everyday how understanding struggles and privilege can become a powerful weapon to lead a more fulfilling life. She also uses her spare time to focus on recording music that she will release to her fans soon.
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