Thanhthao Nguyen loves helping people feel good in their skin.
A fifth-year biological sciences student at the University of Cincinnati, Nguyen is on a pre-med track with a focus on cosmetics. Her career goal is become a dermatologist.
Nguyen said helping people with their skin is especially satisfying because of the positive effects on their self-esteem.
Nguyen's decision to become a dermatologist resulted from the combination of her cosmetic research experiences and her interest in influencing positive changes in healthcare. She hopes that her research may lead to the creation of affordable products that alleviate issues related to skin health.
Nguyen is pursuing a medical humanities certificate. She has shadowed doctors in medical clinics in the past and wants to broaden her experience by shadowing practitioners in other countries or researching medical devices.
Nguyen is particularly interested in topics that involve women and children and to raise awareness about the price of dermatology to make treatments affordable to more patients.
She enjoys the show “Dr. Pimple Popper” and feels inspired by how Dr. Sandra Lee gives away free services.