Excellence in Language Studies Award, Hindi
Student Name: Priyadharshini Rathakrishnan
Major: Biology, minor in Hindi
Bio: From Duluth, Georgia, Priya is a junior majoring in Biology and minoring in Hindi on a pre-health track. She has a passion for the field of health and wishes to pursue medicine as a doctor. Priya is actively involved in Emory’s campus in many different things. She is a part of Emory’s Student Alliance for Health Involvement, research regarding Alzheimer’s Disease, as well as a member of Suri Bollywood Fusion A Cappella. She has also been singing South Indian Classical music since the age of five. Priya has always loved being able to celebrate South Asian Culture and is happy to have been able to pursue this through the MESAS Department at Emory by taking Hindi courses as well as getting involved with other cultural organizations. She is honored to be a student at Emory and looks forward to learning more through the MESAS department and pursuing her passion for South Asian culture.