Shruti R. is a second-year undergraduate at Saint Louis University in Missouri.
A neuroscience major, Shruti works as a research assistant in her school’s cognitive neuroscience lab. She’s also a clinical research associate, chemistry teaching assistant, and volunteer at the Children’s Hospital of St. Louis.
What are your favorite hobbies?
“One of my favorite things to do is watch reality television. The worse the characters are, the better the show and the more I love it. The only condition I have to watch terrible TV is that I have to be running on the treadmill simultaneously. I also love to sing; jamming out in my car is a daily activity for my sanity, and dance workouts are kind of my best friend. (Side note: I’m horrible at both!)”
What’s something no one knows about you?
“I love to read. Literally any mystery novel written by Sara Shepard or young adult fiction (since I still technically am one, for the next year or so). Recently I’ve really gotten into historical novels and books that take place in a different time setting, whether that be during the 1920s or post-apocalyptic novels. My favorite book ever is Freedom, by Jonathan Franzen, because it’s one of the most relatable books I’ve ever read. Currently I’m working on a list of books that were recommended to read before graduating college. I’ll keep you posted on how far I get!”