Aaska Patel is a senior from Rockland County, New York, majoring in Biology and minoring in Psychology. She is involved in Dance Ensemble, Autism Speaks, and Purple Thread, and has worked with Accommodations and Accessibility on campus. Aaska was able to complete her studies in December 2015, graduating a semester early from many of her peers in her class.
Why is science so important to you?
Ever since I was a little kid, I always enjoyed science projects and doing scientific experiments. For me, science brought out my creative side as a kid and since then, science has always been a part of my life. I don’t think I could imagine life as a non-science major.
What do you want to do after college?
After college, I hope to go to graduate school and ultimately work in the medical field.
What was your favorite Marist experience?
My favorite Marist experience would definitely be the internships I did throughout my time there, especially the Vassar Brothers internship. I learned so much about the different medical fields, and it helped me realize what I wanted to do in the future. I got to see some amazing surgeries when I did my rotations at the hospital, and I wouldn’t have received that opportunity without Marist.
Written by Adriana Belmonte '17
Profile Tags:Profile Type: Alumni
Academic School: Science
Campus: New York