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ESP Biography



NAMITA BISARIA, Stanford First-Year Graduate Student: Systems Bio




Major: Chemical and Systems Biology

College/Employer: Stanford

Year of Graduation: 2013

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Brief Biographical Sketch:

I grew up in Knoxville, TN and spent most of my childhood working on a colossal tree house, catching fireflies, and herding all the neighborhood kids. I am of Indian origin, and it wasn't till I left for college at Princeton University that I realized what a big part of my life my ethnicity was. In college I was part of an experimental program in Biology called Integrated Science, where unlike most Biologists, we used concepts from Physics, Chemistry, and Computer Science to solve contemporary biological problems. By the end of my college career, this new ethos in science defined me and made graduate school a viable and attractive option. Nonetheless... as I geared up for graduate school, I felt the freedom to do WHATEVER I wanted leave my finger tips. My best friend Joe, who was also going to graduate school, and I had taken a couple trips together, to Peru and Mexico, and decided during a dreary and rainy Princeton day that we were going to defer and travel for the entire next year...

8 countries, 4 jobs, and 12 months later we did it!



Past Classes

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H588: Backpacking Around the World 101 in Splash! Fall 2009 (Oct. 10 - 11, 2009)
Ever feel like escaping out of routine into the world of a professional travel? In this course, I will teach you how to setup your very own backpacking trip from raising money, finding a time window, finding cheap tickets around the world, finding jobs around the world, and basically how to save your precious dollars while traveling safely. I will address everything from hitchhiking to food, and draw from my experience traveling continuously for the past 10 months to countries such as Italy, Spain, Greece, Egypt, Thailand, Malaysia, India, Nepal...and many others!