HELLO, I'M

Stuthi Iyer.

Sophomore at the University of Pittsburgh

Guaranteed Admissions Program in Medicine

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About

MY BACKGROUND

Hello Readers,

 

Welcome to the world that is me—Stuthi—in my professional and leisurely personas. In the former role, I am passionate about medical research and technology. I have delved into several behavioral neuroscience studies and shared my findings, and worked at local hospitals. As a result, I am a STEAM advocate in my community, providing novel research opportunities for underserved elementary school children. I also work with restorative justice as an alternative to punitive justice in integrity violations and apply my facilitation skills as an educator. On the leisurely side, I am a Bharatanatyam dancer, a proud Girl Scout, and an avid user of poetry to channel my angst. Explore my site to visualize the juxtaposition of my intense work ethic with a love for adventure. Explore my site to "hear [my] words [and] feel [my] attitude".  

 

Happy Ventures!

Machu Picchu, Peru

Winter 2016

Tokyo, Japan

Spring 2017

Traveling!

 

Education

WHAT I’VE LEARNED

2019-2027

University of Pittsburgh Guaranteed Admissions Program in Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA.

  • Bachelor of Arts in the History and Philosophy of Science with a Chemistry Minor and Certificate in the Conceptual Foundations of Medicine. Current GPA: 4.00

  • Potential Master's of Public Health in Epidemiology

  • Doctor of Medicine

2015-2019

Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology, Alexandria, VA: 4.426 GPA.

Experience

WHERE I’VE WORKED

May 2020 to Present

Research Intern at Children's National Hospital, Washington, D.C. 

  • Using the mouse model to study potential causes for neurodevelopmental impairment in pediatric patients of congenital heart disease as part of the Ishibashi lab.

April 2020 to Present

Licensed Pharmacy Technician (#0230035474) at Giant Pharmacy, Reston, VA

January 2020 to Present

Teaching Assistant for General Chemistry II & Genetics

June 2017 to 2019

Research Intern at Georgetown University Medical Center, Washington, D.C. -- Manuscripts (in preparation):

  1. An Extended T-maze to Test Rapid Learning using Social Reward in Zebrafish. Patent will be filed.

  2. Autism as a Developmental Disruption in the Brain Mechanisms for Learning and Memory: Evidence from Analysis of Free-Swimming Behavior in Shank3 Mutant Zebrafish. 

Skills

TECHNICAL & GENERAL

Techniques: Basic molecular biology such as DNA extraction, quantification, PCR and qPCR; Protein characterization such as Bradford Assay, ELISA, IHC, Tissue Printing, SDS-PAGE.

Software/Computer languages: ImageJ, iDTracker, Microsoft Office, Java, Arduino.

Certifications: Pharmacy Technician #K8N6P7M5; Adult and Pediatric First Aid, CPR, and AED; HIPAA; Restorative Justice.

 

Others: Critical thinking/problem solving, adaptability, leadership, communication.

 
 

Select Presentations

WHAT I BRING TO THE TABLE

October 2018

First high school student to orally present at The American Physiological Society Meeting on her work with zebrafish. Won the Best Abstract Award.

Awards

WHERE I SHINE

2015 to June 2019

Girl Scouts

Silver Award - Interactive trail map for children ages 5-8 at Great Falls National Park, making trips safe, informative, and exciting for children.

Silver Trefoil - 350 hours of community, national, and global service.

Gold Award - STEAM workshops and Science Fair for Title I elementary school students. Article in the Connections Newspaper.

Community Service

HOW I GIVE BACK

September 2008 to Present

 

Girls Scouts Lifetime Member: Congressional Aide for IL-2 Representative Robin Kelly's office, working on health policy. 

 

March 2018 to August 2019 

Year-round volunteer at Reston Hospital conducting patient discharges, ER admissions, stocking materials in various departments, and attending to patient needs (to total 250 hours). 

 

Select Poetry Publications

HOW I EXPRESS MYSELF

July 2019

Effervescence: An anthology of poems. Kindle Direct Publishing. Print and e-book.

Here's the link: https://www.amazon.com/Effervescence-anthology-poems-Stuthi-Iyer/dp/1081555033/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=stuthi+iyer+effervescence&qid=1585415604&sr=8-1. 

Write me a review on GoodReads and Amazon!

LEADERSHIP AND INTERESTS

September 2007 to Present

Indian Classical Dance – Bharatanatyam Arangetram / Graduation in September 2016. Participated in 250+ dance shows over this period. Generated over $45,000 for funding K-12 education in Asia through Uplift a Child International. Member of the Virginia Dance Coalition. Performed for Governor Terry McAuliffe.

Check out my YouTube playlist. Bio at: Tandavamevents.Wordpress.com!

 
 

Select Poetry Publications

HOW I EXPRESS MYSELF

July 2019

Effervescence: An anthology of poems. Kindle Direct Publishing. Print and e-book.

Here's the link: https://www.amazon.com/Effervescence-anthology-poems-Stuthi-Iyer/dp/1081555033/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=stuthi+iyer+effervescence&qid=1585415604&sr=8-1

Write me a review on GoodReads and Amazon!

Look out for my synesthetic works from college on Instagram! Here's one poem related to the Indian independence movement, published in the Better Than Starbucks Magazine:

Extracurricular Activities

LEADERSHIP AND INTERESTS

September 2020 to Present 

American Medical Student Association Student Mentor.

September 2020 to Present 

Dhirana Indian Classical Dance Competition Sponsorship Assistant Chair. All proceeds go to the Birmingham Free Clinic. 

 

September 2020 to Present 

Sexual Harassment and Assault Response and Education (SHARE) Peer Educator/Facilitator.

September 2019 to Present

 

Scientists, Engineers, and Mathematicians for Service Member and President.                           

September 2019 to Present 

Nrityamala Indian Classical Dance Team Member and Competitions Business Manager.

September 2007 to Present

Indian Classical Dance – Bharatanatyam Arangetram/Graduation in September 2016. Generated over $45,000 for funding K-12 education in Asia through Uplift a Child International. 

Check out my YouTube playlist. Bio at: https://tandavamevents.com!

June 2016 to 2019

President-Elect of Honor Council – One of 15 students who used restorative justice to assess integrity violations as organized by Fairfax County. Conducted annual presentations and ethics forums on the value of integrity. 

I'd love to hear from you.

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