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Year at UW: Fourth

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About me: My name is Ashwin, and I'm a second year pre-med student. I'm passionate about the sciences, but I'm also interested in public health issues, so I'm aiming for an MD/MPH. I'm an avid Bollywood-style dancer, and I love playing tennis and video games. I'm highly involved in the South Asian community at UW through several clubs and organizations. I also love working at my biochemistry research lab, traveling, and planning events for the Honors Program. If you have any questions about being pre-health, the honors program, or just finding your niche at UW, feel free to e-mail me and we can meet up and chat over coffee :)

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General area(s) of study: Pre-Health, Social Sciences

Current or intended majors: Biochemistry B.S., Medical Anthropology & Global Health B.A., Neurobiology B.S.

Current or intended minors: Chemistry

Housing Experience

  • Honors Housing
  • Off-Campus Housing
  • Other Student Housing


Study Abroad: I went to Ecuador with Honors to study environmental and sustainable engineering as well as creative writing.

Research: I work in a biochemistry lab where I study small heatshock proteins.

Volunteering/Service: My friend and I started a UW Chapter of Child Rights & You, an organization that empowers children in India.

Leadership: I'm currently vice president for Health Care Alternative Spring Break, a rural health shadowing program.

Clubs/RSOs: If you're into dancing of any kind, join my Bollywood dance team!

Scholarships: I've received the Mary Gates Achievement Scholarship and the Wang Endowment Scholarship.

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