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Durga Sritharan

Durga Sritharan

  • Peer Mentor
Major: Biology
Minor: Psychology
Fourth-year student from Ames, IA

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Career Goal Ever since I could remember, I have always had a passion for medicine. My career goals include attending medical school and becoming a physician. I have decided to pursue a gap year after graduation and either get a master's degree or work/do research in a healthcare-related field. A passion of mine is learning about and educating others on topics surrounding race and ethnicity, and I would love to expand and incorporate my research and experience into my future profession.
I chose to become a peer mentor because... I wanted to become a peer mentor because I wanted to have the opportunity to connect with students and leave a long-lasting impact on their lives as they begin a new and exciting stage of life. I also wanted to have the opportunity to teach students, but also grow as an individual by learning from them, the other peer mentors, and the staff of the biology department.
Campus Involvement Research in Dr. Stegemoller's lab, National Student Exchange, the NCORE-ISCORE Project, the George Washington Carver Academy, Cardinal Key Honors Society, Alpha Sigma Kappa - Women in Technical Studies, volunteering through Youth and Shelter Services and Mary Greeley Medical Center, Sudhalaya School of Dance
Students can ask me about... research, National Student Exchange, summer enrichment programs, and volunteering opportunities on and off campus, opportunities for multicultural students