Saee Patwardhan

Global Challenge: Personalized medicine in developing countries

I have learned that sticking to what is easy will never be gratifying or beneficial. I must push myself past convention to see a world full of disparities that I have the ability to change."

Bio:

I was born in Bombay, India and later moved to Louisville, Kentucky where I grew up. I'm a rising sophomore at NYU Tandon and am currently studying Biomolecular Science with the hope of pursuing a career in industry research. During my junior and senior years of high school, I attended an early-college STEM program at Western Kentucky University where I conducted research on organ growth in the Drosophila melanogaster (fruit fly). I was the co-president of my school's Sunrise Movement club and additionally participated as a school representative that conducted campus tours and question panels for future students. My passion for education has led me to take on many tutoring jobs. In high school, I was a tutor at an after-school program for disadvantaged elementary school students. During the fall semester, I will be taking on a job as a peer tutor for the TRIO Scholars program at NYU. When I get free time, you can typically find me playing guitar or bingeing a new TV show. Coupled with my academic journey, I would love to learn more about music production, as well as learn how to play more instruments.