Anisha Gururaj: Out of the lab, into the world

Jessica Fujimori
MIT News

Who says you have to choose one passion?

For MIT senior Anisha Gururaj, each of her varied interests — such as Indian classical dance and music, engineering medical devices, and education — is one piece of a larger puzzle: seeing the world from many different perspectives, and using those insights to make it a better place.

A chemical-biological engineering major, Gururaj has worked on projects ranging from a do-it-yourself diagnostic kit for underserved clinics to a fluid warmer for military trauma victims. She sings with the Ohms, MIT’s South Asian a cappella group, and dances with Natya, MIT’s Indian classical dance group. Last month, Gururaj was among 32 Americans selected as this year’s Rhodes Scholars.

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