Riya Parikh

Overland Park, KS, Biochemistry, Minor in Business (Pre-Medicine)
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Summary

Riya Parikh (she/her/hers) is a senior from Overland Park, Kansas majoring in biochemistry with a minor in business while on the pre-med track. On campus, she serves as co-president of KU South Asian Student Association, finance chair for Phi Delta Epsilon (pre-medical fraternity), a program coordinator for the Center for Community Outreach, and is a member of Camp Kesem. Currently, she is also doing genetics research in the Department of Molecular Biosciences under Dr. Lisa Timmons. In her free time, she enjoys volunteering at Lawrence Arts Center and traveling. 

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