Meet the Class of 2016

37 members representing 35 groups

Vishal Patel

Friar Name: Friar Smile
Hometown: Lake Worth, FL
Major: BBB & Health Services Management

Activities & Honors:

  • President – South Asian Society (SAS)
  • American Association of Cancer Research Thomas J. Bardos Undergraduate Award
  • Founding Board Member – MedX, Founding Co-Director of Policy Team
  • Researcher – Perelman School of Medicine
  • Asian Pacific Leadership Initiative (APALI)
  • Volunteer – Student Hospice Organization of Penn (SHOOP)
  • Intern – Environmental Health Scholar Program (STEER)
  • Veterinary Medicine Researcher on PARP inhibition
  • Editor – Penn Science Journal of Undergraduate Research
  • Dancer and Artistic Director – Penn Raas

Favorite Book: Art of War by Sun Tzu
Favorite Food: Torta
Favorite Quote: “Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit, wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad” -Miles Kingston

Plans After Penn: Medical School (hopefully).