My research on Cell-penetrating peptides
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What leadership roles or volunteer experiences have been important to you during your time at Maryland?
At Maryland, I have started a non-profit student organization called Beyond Shelter, which aims to help homeless individuals with resumes, job searching, interships, and transportation. I have committed myself as the Service President of this club and I organize all the service events. I think it's extremely important to uplift those in need by helping them develop skills that allow them to integrate into society.
How will you make a positive difference in the world?
I plan to attend Medical school and the once I gain experience in the field, join Doctors Without Borders. I would like to dedicate my services to refugees, especially women and children, who are most vulnerable during war. I want to be responsible for relieving at least that much pain and suffering in the world.
What is your major, minor, class and graduation year?
My major is Neurobiology and Physiology and minor is Innovation and Entrepreneurship. I am graduating in the Spring semester of 2018 in the top 10% of my class.
What is your Hometown?
I moved to the United States from Mumbai, India when I was seven years old. I lived in D.C. before moving to Maryland. Therefore, I consider both Mumbai and D.C. to be my hometowns.
Tell us about your favorite class, extracurricular activity, academic opportunity, community involvement or another unique experience.
My favorite class is a business class called "How to Not Miss Great Opportunities Life Throws at You." This class inspires me to be confident in my ideas and has helped me become a leader. Last week, I came up with a business with my team for this class and our business model won first place. This has inspired me to start my own business and pitch it in the Pitch Dingman Competition next year.