BackgroundInterview Date:February 2019
Gender Identity: Female
Race/Ethnicity: South Asian/Indian
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Graduation Year: 2021
High School Experience: Private boarding school in Southern India that followed the IB program with about 130 students in the graduating class. There was a strong culture of going to college in the United States.
First Generation College Student: No
Major: Biology on the pre-health track
Extracurricular Activities: I [have a leadership position] in the club called Women’s Ready, which helps spread menstrual hygiene awareness in the greater Atlanta area. I also [have a leadership position] in Project READ, where we teach reading, writing, and math to children who have Down Syndrome. I’m also in the Student Health Alliance, which helps pre-med or pre-health students have an idea of what they are getting into with the healthcare field. I’m part of club sports as well.
Did any of your extracurricular activities have a particularly big impact on your experience? In what ways?
I knew I was pre-health even before coming to Emory. The discussions and events I’ve had through the Student Alliance club has given me a clear picture of what I’d want my pre-health journey to look like. I’m between pharmacy and public health, so I at least know where my interests stand.