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Rachel Schwartz

About the artist:

Rachel Schwartz currently work as a healthcare researcher at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford, in Palo Alto, CA. "My work focuses on improving care delivery for patients and their families, particularly those with cultural or linguistic communication barriers. My PhD was in Communication Sciences and Disorders (from McGill University) and I completed a postdoctoral fellowship in delivery system science at the Palo Alto Medical Foundation Research Institute."

About the artwork:

"Outside of Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford, I observed this crying bird of paradise. For me, it captured the feeling of working at a hospital, where beauty and grief coexist in nearly every encounter."

Visuals editor:

Sara Kohrt