History and Philosophy of Science and Medicine
As an Indian émigré raised in the Silicon Valley, I found that the progressive views of the area juxtaposed the cultural and religious aspects of my heritage. Balancing the fundamental ideologies of science and religion became an inherent struggle in my desire to understand how the world worked. Through my academic endeavors in the biological sciences and the humanities, I felt empowered to challenge the dichotomous view I had of the world. While volunteering in my community, I discovered the downstream effects of poorly-written scientific literature and the resulting consequences in healthcare. Frustrated by this mistrust in and misrepresentation of science, I began to explore the shortcomings and limitations of science as a practice. At Cambridge, I hope to explore and understand if appealing to a group’s cultural and religious values will improve their understanding and acceptance of scientific theories. With a future in medicine and literature, I believe the merging of these two disparate fields will be a central mode for understanding how to improve healthcare in a diverse and modern society.
University of California (Davis) 2019 Bachelors in Biochemistry and Molecular Bio