Meet the Class of 2018

36 members representing 35 different student groups

Medha Sharma

Hometown: Pittsburgh, PA
Major: Biology, Minor in Healthcare Management and Biological Basis of Behavior

Activities & Honors:

  • Chair College of Arts & Sciences – Class Board 2018
  • Assistant Director – Bloomers Comedy
  • Volunteer Coordinator – CUT Hypertension Clinic
  • Chief of Staff (Special Events) – International Affairs Association
  • Leader – PENNacle Pre-Orientation Program
  • Cabin Counselor – Camp Kesem
  • Volunteer – HMS School for Cerebral Palsy
  • Food Friend, Graduate – Asian Pacific American Leadership Initiative
  • Freshman Peer Advisor – College of Arts & Sciences
  • Undergraduate Advisory Board Member, Research Peer Advisor – Center for Undergraduate Research & Fellowships
  • Student Academic Advisory Committee Member – Biology Department
  • Research Assistant – NIH Center for Molecular Studies in Digestive and Liver Diseases at Perelman School of Medicine
  • Oracle Senior Society
  • Phi Sigma Biological Honors Society
  • Dean’s List

Hobbies: Traveling, golfing, and competitive punning (jk I wish)
Favorite Book: East of Eden by John Steinbeck, 1984 by George Orwell, Candide by Voltaire, The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar and Six More by Roald Dahl
Favorite Movie(s): The Prestige, The Lion King
Favorite Food: Honey-pepper tofu, Sweetgreen, medium veggie burrito at Tacos Don Memo
Favorite Quote: “I began to realize how important it was to be an enthusiast in life. He taught me that if you are interested in something, no matter what it is, go at it at full speed ahead. Embrace it with both arms, hug it, love it and above all become passionate about it. Lukewarm is no good. Hot is no good either. White hot and passionate is the only thing to be.” ~ Roald Dahl

Plans After Penn: Taking a gap year and then medical school!