- Naperville, IL
What are some of your interests and involvement outside the Gannon Scholars program?
On campus, I am the President of LUC Raag, Loyola's South Asian-Western fusion a cappella team, and the Co-President of the Chardin Anthropological Society. I volunteer at Sarah’s Circle (a women’s homeless shelter nearby) and assist in the kitchen with cooking and preparing meals. Off campus, I'm the Midwest Youth Director for the Kashmiri Overseas Association and work to maintain our heritage. I am interested in pursuing medicine and am looking for ways to destigmatize women’s health and mental health in the South Asian community. In my free time, my roommates and I love watching Bollywood movies and I like to arrange music for my a cappella team!
What are you interested in researching? Why?
I am researching language used by healthcare professionals towards potential patients in an LGBTQ+ health clinic. According to available literature, inclusive language and an understanding of diverse identities can better the caregiving experience for patients. I hope that the findings of this study will help aspiring medical professionals such as myself in improving bedside manner with patients in order to provide them with quality care.