Sanya Pasricha -- General Member

Sanya is a junior in the College of Biological Sciences pursing a major in microbiology and a minor in management. She is currently involved in a social psychology research lab working on a series of studies that will examine how individuals’ preferences and decisions change based on different environmental cues. She is a dedicated volunteer to Veterans Affairs Medical Center where she was exposed to the culture of outpatient pharmacy as well as the University of Minnesota Hospital working alongside an occupational therapist. Sanya is very involved with the Emergency USA--Twin Cities chapter, Pre-med AMSA, Bharat, the Indian Student Association, and DOOM (student established dance team).

When she has free time, Sanya loves to play water-related sports, try out restaurants, travel the world, and watch Netflix.

What is the most meaningful experience you've had as a pre-medical student thus far?

"When I was a student at St. Olaf College, the St. Olaf Global Medical Brigade journeyed to Honduras for the trip of a lifetime. I got the rare opportunity to have synergistic relationships with the patients we would serve in a mobile clinic we set up as well as the doctors we would assist. This enrichment opportunity abroad affirmed that I am going to be a doctor. The global issues encompassing healthcare were not so superficial anymore. The knowledge and practice of Spanish was especially useful, and the shadowing and basic clinical skills continued to reinforce my pursued path. It's the smallest exposures like these that make the biggest differences.”