Ash entered Wake Forest University as the only Indian international student on campus, hailing from New Delhi, India (also having briefly lived in Sydney, Australia). She is grateful for Wake’s incredible liberal arts curriculum, through which she acquired a Bachelor of Sciences in Biology with minors in Religion and Philosophy, enjoying Art History, Politics, Neuroscience, Chemistry, and French courses along the way. Her college career was dedicated to questioning and expanding her foundational beliefs, serving her communities, enhancing the wellbeing of her peers. During her time at Wake, Ash served as President of the South Asian Student Association and as a Resident Adviser, engaging in service through Alpha Phi Omega (national co-ed service fraternity), conducting research in the Departments of Biology and Physics, participating in the Summer Non Profit Immersion Program as an intern for Campus Kitchen. She also helped organize the BRANCHES Social Justice Retreat, served as a member for PREPARE and Trailblaze to challenge rape culture and sexual assault on campus, and was a student representative in the Committee for Academic Planning (CAP). Ash graduated as the Senior Orator of her class and is excited to better serve her community through her position as the Fellow for Wake Downtown: Biomedical Sciences and Engineering. Her ambition is to merge her interests in public health, medicine, and community service so as to address and reduce global barriers to healthcare.