Uma Desai

Human Biology and Spanish
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Uma Desai (she/her/hers) is a junior on the pre-med track studying human biology (with a concentration in anthropology) and Spanish. She is involved with Phi Delta Epsilon (a pre-medical fraternity) and is a tutor through the AAAC. In her free time, she enjoys volunteering at JayDoc as a Spanish medical interpreter. Uma studied abroad the summer before her sophomore year in Barcelona through the language, literature, and culture program. She currently does research in the Department of Molecular Biosciences under Dr. Unckless.

 Ask me about: studying abroad with an honors opportunity award, undergraduate research, AAAC Tutoring, volunteering, KU sports clubs, and the pre-med track.

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