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Hey there! My name is Shrey Sharma, and my pronouns are he/him/his. I am in my third year at Oregon State University, majoring in kinesiology with the pre-medicine option. I am aiming to complete a minor in chemistry and fulfill the requirements to graduate with a Medical Humanities Certificate. After graduating, I plan to take a gap year to get as much exposure in the medical field as I can before medical school.
I was born in New Brunswick, New Jersey, after my parents immigrated from India, but I was raised for most of my life in Astoria, Oregon. Astoria is a beautiful town filled with great views and lively people. Since it is a relatively small town, I usually kept busy by being outdoors in any way I could. I grew up playing five sports, but dialed it down to soccer (my favorite sport) and track and field in high school. I’ve been riding longboards and skateboards for a lot of my life, so during the peak of the pandemic I decided to learn how to do tricks and have been somewhat of an avid skater ever since.
When I was applying to college, I initially wanted to go out of state to be surrounded by an entirely new set of people. However, I landed on Oregon State since my sister is an Oregon State alum and because I enjoyed the ambiance in the city of Corvallis.
On campus, I am involved in a couple of research projects. For the past three terms, I have been working in a lab researching the existence of a novel protein in AIDS. I have also been working in a kinesiology lab for the past two terms that looks into Chronic Ankle Instability and its effects on different populations. I intend to continue working in both of these labs throughout my college career. Outside of campus, I am an active volunteer at the Corvallis Community Outreach Medical Clinic, Benton County Vaccination Clinics and the South Corvallis Food Bank.
Beyond campus life I am always down for a game of FIFA, going out to play some pickup soccer or just shooting around. I enjoy skating around with friends and going to the gym. I am always listening to music, too, so if you need new music recommendations, I’ve got you. Feel free to ask me any questions about getting involved in research, information about pre-med resources, the Honors College or the College of Public Health and Human Sciences, volunteer opportunities or if you want any song suggestions! I’m here to help!