Biomedical Engineering
Class of 2016
San Jose, CA

I’ve been able to visit the local high school near USC through Best Buddies and hang out with the students there. Some love to draw or do athletics, and students are really incredible and their eagerness to participate in the fun activities with us USC students is really inspirational!

Without a doubt, SWE (Society of Women in Engineering) is one of my favorite organizations on campus. I’ve become an ambassador for SWE to help spread the word and get more girls involved. It’s a great organization to network and have fun with other female engineers!

SCIA is a club at USC that celebrates South Asian culture through social and cultural events. I’ve really enjoyed being immersed in my culture and meeting others who feel the same way!

Hi, I’m Archana and I’m from San Jose, California. I’m studying Biomedical Engineering and plan on getting my Master’s in Engineering Management through Viterbi’s Progressive Degree Program. On campus, I work in a tissue engineering lab researching skeletal muscle and have presented my research both on campus and nationally. I am also actively involved in Southern California Indo-Americans, a social club here on campus. As much as I love LA, I’ve had numerous opportunities to travel. I have been involved in the iPodia program, where I got the opportunity to visit Israel, and MEDLIFE, where I volunteered at a mobile clinic in Lima, Peru. This past summer, I interned in Quality and Regulatory Affairs at Abbott Laboratories in Chicago Illinois. I’ve really enjoyed all of my experiences in the past few years and I’m excited to see what the future holds!

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