Home Town: Chicago, Illinois
Education: B.A in Biology from University of Chicago
Specific Field Interests: Medicine
Placement: Adharshila, New Delhi
Area of Focus: Public Health
Highlights: Aparna was born in Hyderabad, India and moved to Chicago with her family at an early age. While in college, she volunteered in free health clinics for uninsured patients of Chicago, traveled to Honduras as part of medical brigades, and worked with an NGO in India to diagnose diabetes and anemia in the tribal population of Wayanad, Kerala. The culmination of these experiences and witnessing disparities in healthcare while growing up in India motivated Aparna to become a physician, especially to serve the underprivileged communities. Experiences such as being a math and science tutor and studying lichens as a research assistant have instilled in her the importance of integrating the education and research disciplines into her medical career.
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