Sana Desai is a third-year pre-medical student at UC Berkeley studying Integrative Human Biology and English. Here, she shares how her experiences shaped the topics she chose to study and her current projects.
Tell us a bit about yourself!
I am a student, a biologist, a writer, a singer, a gender equality advocate, a teacher, a sister, a daughter, and a friend.
I’m currently interning at UCSF in the Department of Population Health and Accountable Care, helping patients navigate their concerns around COVID-19 on the COVID Hotline, and triaging their symptoms to determine the appropriate routes of care.
At Berkeley, I founded BioethiCAL (Berkeley’s Undergraduate Bioethics and Medical Humanities Society) out of the strong belief that future STEM professionals need to learn ethics, as it is integral to their work but often overlooked.
In my free time, I like to write poetry and screenplays. I’m currently working on a Sci-Fi Horror script. I also like to write original songs and make covers of these and other popular songs on GarageBand.