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TriWiSTEM Spotlight

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Meet Kripa Ahuja!

Work Hard, Be Passionate, Have the Right Reasons

Kripa, a student in UNC’s Clinical Lab Sciences Program, began pursing STEM because she found science fascinating and, with all that it has to offer, she is sure that she won’t get bored. After completing her lab sciences degree, she hopes to attend medical school and work as a clinical lab scientist, which would allow her to participate in hands on research. That being true, working towards medical school is her focus right now. Family is what brought Kripa to the RTP, but with all the area has to offer, she’s happy to be here. Picking her favorite RTP city can be tricky. Kripa loves all that Raleigh has to do, her favorite place is Museum of Natural Sciences at Duke, and Chapel Hill is the place she is the most familiar with. However, between the three cities, she’s most fond of Chapel Hill.


Kripa credits her success, not to particular individual, but to her entire community. As a student, she has been able to be molded by colleagues and alumni into the person she currently is. Being that Kripa has received so much from her community, she is actively participating in giving back. She is involved in the UNC Research Series, Women in Science Wednesdays, and regularly attends conferences at UNC.  Kripa’s piece of advice for those pursuing a STEM career is to Work hard, be passionate, and to have the right reasons.

Thank you, Kripa!

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