What are three words you would use to describe LSM?
Community: LSM students, faculty, and alumni are very welcoming and have always been open to answering any questions. I feel like LSM is a small home away from home—it’s very refreshing to have a strong community of people who I always can relate to. I have met some of my best friends at Penn through LSM!
Exploration: the classes and talks I’ve attended through LSM have really encouraged me to reflect and explore a wide variety of career paths, both traditional and non-traditional. I feel like I’ve been exposed to such a wide variety of disciplines already, and I feel challenged to constantly read more and change the way I had previously thought about complex issues like the healthcare ecosystem.
Support: I feel very lucky to have such a strong support system between our faculty mentors, alumni, upperclassmen, and our class. People are always cooperative, down to earth, and open. I am grateful to have a place and a group of people I can turn to with any question, both Penn and non-Penn related.
Why did you choose LSM?
I chose LSM because of the incredible opportunity to explore two distinct fields—business and the life sciences—and explore the connections between them. I truly feel like I’ve started to think differently and apply skills I’ve learned across both disciplines. I also chose LSM based on the strong sense of community we have in our program and frequent learning opportunities through career conversations and speaker events.
What do you find most rewarding or enjoyable about the LSM program?
I love the strong sense of community we have cultivated: between the lineages, social events, and the many opportunities to receive career advice and find invaluable resources, I have become close to so many of my peers and have been able to learn from each of them. I can honestly say that each LSM student I’ve met so far definitely helped me develop both as a scholar and as a person at Penn.
What main extracurricular activities do you do at Penn?
At Penn, I am currently involved in Social Impact Consulting, where we offer pro-bono consulting advice to social impact-focused organizations across the country. To explore more of the life sciences, I am also working in an epigenetics research lab and a clinical neurology lab at Penn Medicine. Additionally, I work in the Marks Family Writing Center as a peer tutor and as a course-embedded tutor for Craft of Prose. Finally, I serve as Vice President of External Initiatives for South Asia Society Board.