University: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Anisha N. Gururaj, Chesterfield, is a senior at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology where she majors in Chemical and Biological Engineering and minors in Energy Studies. Her career interest is to develop affordable biomedical devices for both the U.S. and developing world. She has a perfect academic record and has done research on many different health technologies. With three student colleagues, Anisha has worked on designing a low-cost blood warmer that could save the lives of soldiers who die on the battlefield from hypothermia. She published an investigative report on the experience of trauma surgeons following the Boston Marathon bombings. She also founded the M.I.T. Chapter of the Circle of Women, which works to expand secondary education for girls globally. She performs Indian classical dance and was president of the a cappella group with which she sang.