Hi! My name is Bhanu and I graduated from Swarthmore College with a B.S. in Engineering and a minor in Chemistry! I am extremely interested in integrating engineering as a method to provide more cost effective healthcare, and I am hoping to pursue an MD-Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering. I am especially interested in improving access to cancer treatments in developing nations and/or underserved communities. I currently work at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, where I conduct cancer research. I also currently volunteer within the inpatient unit at Massachusetts General Hospital! I love the concept of scientific collaboration in medicine with researchers, patients, and doctors! At my current position, I am working to lead campaigns to develop community-focused medical education such as a workshop communicating accessible and digestible vaccine information: debunking myths around vaccines.

I tutored middle and elementary school students throughout college, and especially loved to teach math and science. I enjoy getting students excited about STEM! I strive to work with students to view scientific and mathematical material from different angles that can create a more rewarding experience for both me and the student as we gain a greater understanding of the concept. I am a firm believer of the flexibility of math and science reasoning, including whatever method a student might find easier! I have been involved in various programs and efforts to increase support in STEM education within college, especially for students that had limited exposure to content during high school. For example, I worked to develop boot camps and workshops within my undergraduate education to introduce students to coding. I am also excited to support students with honors, AP and SAT content and help prepare them for college and their future careers! Please feel free to reach out with any questions! I am always eager to mentor students as they find their professional pathway.


Education: Swarthmore College
Undergrad Major: BS General Engineering
Other Degrees/Minors: Minor in Chemistry

High School:

Class Rank: Top 1%
Awards & Honors: National Merit Semifinalist, You Be The Chemist Challenge 3rd Place Winner @ States, Berks Best Nominee, National Honors Society, Society of Academic Achievement, AP Scholar with Distinction, High Honors, Mock Senate Head of Appropriations, 4.0 Award, Math Student of the Year, Student of the Month
Interests & Activities: Tennis, Volunteering at St. Joseph's Hospital, National Honors Society Vice President, School Volunteer Coordinator (One by One Club and Leo Club), Mock UN Club, Mentoring Elementary and Middle School Students in Chemistry
SAT Scores: 790 Math, 730 English
AP Exams: 5 US History, 5 Psychology, 4 Calculus, 4 Biology, 4 US Government and Politics


Other Awards: Dean's List, Broad Institute Post Baccalaureate Scholars Program, Fulbright Scholarship Semifinalist, SMART Scholarship Semifinalist, Louisiana State University REU Program Poster Competition Winner, The Giles K. '72 and Barbara Guss Kemp Student Fellowship Endowment Winner
Other Interests & Activities: During college, I strived to mentor students in navigating the engineering department and its rigorous requirements. I was also involved in student government in my freshman year. I routinely volunteered to tutor children within the Philadelphia area, was involved in an engineering diversity initiative leadership program, and worked various jobs around campus! I was also affiliated with the South Asian Club, Society of Women Engineers, Underrepresented Students in STEM, First Generation Council, Research on Campus, and the Swarthmore Health Society. In my senior year, I created a thesis with another student where we synthesized and tested a biomedically applicable hydrogel.
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