Here’s my plan of Action!:
Goal 1: Get in shape via boxing club. Next semester, I hope to make less excuses. That means attending boxing class even when I’m tired and not overburdening myself with last minute school work, which is often a barrier for me.
Goal 2: I hope to contribute more to research. One way I hope to do that is by putting in more hours into research. Next semester, due to my lower course load, I have the ability to put in more time into research. This summer, I plan to be a lab rat as well and help out on projects and potentially bring my own project to life.
Goal 3: One way I hope to grow the periodmovement is by recruiting more people on the team and delegating people to lead important projects. I plan to get more organized in how I lead PERIOD@OSU and cultivate a community here.
Goal 4: I Hope to meet many more amazing people and seek mentors. I plan to do this by creating spaces for networking through my Scholars program and attending events on campus that I find interesting. I am a firm believer that ideas are the currency of today, and one of the things I am most passionate about is meeting amazing people, bringing ideas together and allowing some of those things to come to fruition.
Goal 5: I plan to organize more events via my role as Academic Chair to best support students academic goals in my biosciences Scholars program. I actively test ideas out in the GroupMe for my class and am open to collaborations with other scholars groups too!
It’s crazy to believe how fast this year has flown by and that I am already halfway done with college. These are some of the things I hope to accomplish in my next few years here: 1. By the end of next semester’s boxing club I hope to be able to do at least one push-up! I have definitely pushed myself out of my comfort zone and decided to take up boxing as a hobby this past year. 2. I hope to make contribute more to research and potentially garner a few publications by the end of my time at Ohio State! 3. I hope to continue to grow the Period movement not just on a school level, but on a state level and National level! 4. I hope to make more friends and explore more interests before my time at Ohio State ends! I’m surrounded by such fascinating and inspiring people who motivate me to be a better person. 5. Lastly, I hope to giveback to my Scholars program because I truly believe that Biosciences Scholars (under the leadership of Melissa) has made an exceptional impact in my life and I am so proud to contribute to it through my role as Academic Chair.
What will my Ohio State experience be?
Global Awareness: I hope to join cultural organizations and perhaps the Bollywood Fusion dance team to foster my love for cultural awareness of my background and who I am. I completed a major part of my schooling in India and it is often easy for me to forget about my roots when I’m not there, so getting involved in these organizations. In addition, I plan to take French as my foreign language to create possible travel abroad and research opportunities for me in France.
Original Inquiry: My senior year of high school I landed an internship in a Pancreatic cancer research lab, which spiraled into a position as a volunteer research assistant. Recently, I wrote and published a scientific commentary about a research paper our lab had just submitted which really helped me get my hands wet into research. In future endeavors, I really hope to hone in on research by making my schedule more accommodating and potentially collaborating on projects that harness my curiosity about the things around me.
Academic Enrichment: One way I hope to exercise academic enrichment is by attending research poster competitions, getting involved in student organizations and surround myself with people from different backgrounds and cultures. Exposing myself to the variety of research OSU has to offer will facilitate my ability to take on more entrepreneurial roles by asking more questions about the things I experience around me. Recently, I also joined the philanthropy committee and team of bloggers in the Humanism in Medicine club, which helped me find a cause and a purpose outside of my academics.
Leadership Development: One way I hope to exercise my leadership is by finding about opportunities on campus and seizing them. Off of campus, during the summer I plan to serve as a teaching assistant/ head teaching assistant for the upcoming Mechanisms of Human Health and Disease program at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. Similarly, on campus I hope to get involved with student government sometime in the future and be a part of the decision making process for the undergraduate body. Such leadership opportunities will prepare me for the workforce in the future, because beyond the work ethic involved, they will instill in me what it really means to be a leader, something I am still in the process of figuring out.
Service Engagement: Through a series of events in biosciences scholars concomitant to my volunteering in the ER at Riverside Methodist hospital, I hope to experience the impact of service and the motivation to help others out of purpose. Biosciences scholars exposed me to a lot of great service opportunities that exist around me and I think placing into this scholars community has played a big role in which direction I hope to head next in the future.