Biomedical Engineering, UNC-Chapel Hill
Ramya Varadarajan joins EnMed’s class of 2024 from Greensboro, North Carolina where she received her bachelor’s degree in biomedical engineering with a minor in chemistry from UNC-Chapel Hill.
Ramya spent the year before medical school working in the Section for Functional Imaging Methods at the National Institute of Mental Health in Bethesda, Maryland, helping to develop cutting-edge fMRI methodology. During her time at UNC, Ramya served as co-president of UNC’s Biomedical Devices Club, and was a leader and active member in the Helping Hand Project, an organization that makes free prosthetic hands for kids. Ramya also participated in fMRI research at the Oxford Centre for Human Brain Activity at Oxford University, England, during a summer study abroad experience.
She plans to use her time at EnMed to hone skills in innovation, creativity, and problem-solving. She’s interested in pediatrics and neurology, but wants to keep an open mind about her future career. She enjoys dancing, painting, singing and anything outdoors.