Charanya Kaushik '13

Hometown: Pittsburgh, PA

Major(s): Biochemistry, Spanish

Pre-Professional Programs: Pre-Health

Involvement: Indian Student Association- President, Alpha Lambda Delta National Honor Society- Executive Board Member, Green Club, Resident Assistant, First Year Seminar Mentor, Inorganic Chemistry Teaching Assistant. 

Experiences: Magellan Project- Bangalore, India; Independent research on causes of heart disease at Jayadeva Institute of Cardiology.
                       Research Internship- University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine; Radiation Oncology

Favorite Place on Campus: The language lab in Burnett.  It has an awesome collection of foreign
movies, TV shows, and even board games and magazines! And now we have a Skype booth.  It’s a great and fun way to practice speaking a foreign language while learning about the world from an international perspective.

Favorite Food on Campus: Macaroni and cheese. It’s the best mac and cheese I’ve ever had.

Advice to Prospective Students: Find a school where you feel comfortable to be yourself!

Why I Chose W&J: I chose W&J because I loved the close-knit community I saw when I first visited. The students are friendly to one another, and the professors are also very accessible. The strength of the Pre-Health Program here was also a major factor.