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Nidhi Mistry

2005

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2x

Nominee

1x

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Bio

Hi! I'm Nidhi Mistry, an undergrad student on the Pre-Medical track at the University of Michigan Ann Arbor. My passions include student leadership and healthcare, and for the past 5 years, I've dedicated the majority of my time to educating myself on the possibilities my interests can unlock. As a current leader in my school and community, I've focused on unity projects that can help bring us together after coming back from a challenging couple of years. As a current Biology, Health, and Society student, I have a strong interest in biological systems and their applications in general populations based on region, and how these differences affect access and quality of healthcare. Please feel free to reach out!

Education

University of Michigan-Ann Arbor

Bachelor's degree program
2023 - 2027
  • Majors:
    • Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other
  • Minors:
    • Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies, Other

North Farmington High School

High School
2019 - 2023

Miscellaneous

  • Desired degree level:

    Doctoral degree program (PhD, MD, JD, etc.)

  • Graduate schools of interest:

  • Transfer schools of interest:

  • Majors of interest:

    • Neurobiology and Neurosciences
    • Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other
    • Biotechnology
    • Biological and Physical Sciences
  • Planning to go to medical school
  • Career

    • Dream career field:

      Hospital & Health Care

    • Dream career goals:

      Doctor of Medicine

    • Research Assistant

      University of Michigan School of Nursing
      2023 – Present1 year
    • Sales Associate

      Area Rug Co.
      2021 – 20221 year

    Sports

    Dancing

    Varsity
    2019 – Present5 years

    Research

    • Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing

      University of Michigan School of Nursing — Research Assistant
      2023 – Present

    Arts

    • Desi Girls

      Dance
      2019 – Present
    • Wicked Andaaz

      Dance
      Desi Tashan 2020, Desi Tashan 2022, Intezaar 2021
      2019 – Present

    Public services

    • Volunteering

      Hospitality House — Shopper, Organizer, and Cashier.
      2021 – Present
    • Volunteering

      Farmington Public Schools — Assistant Teacher
      2019 – 2020
    • Volunteering

      National Honors Society — Tutor
      2021 – Present
    • Volunteering

      Blood Cancer Foundation of Michigan — General Helper
      2021 – Present

    Future Interests

    Advocacy

    Politics

    Volunteering

    Philanthropy

    Dynamic Edge Women in STEM Scholarship
    My friends and I would spend hours in the “Imagination Lab.” We would dream up the most absurd objects we could, and using whatever we could scrounge up, work our best to create them. At the time, we were limited to the stuffed animals and chairs of my house, but since then, we’ve been able to create masterpieces using our school’s 3D printer. Around the world, the 3D printer is being put to work in all uses of life, from helping students pass a project to saving lives by creating short-supply organs. 3D printers have taken the world by storm, and for good reason. 3D Printers are my favorite technological innovation because by combining the excellence of science and technology, they’re able to give millions of people new chances in life. Starting at the base, 3D printing has revolutionized education. Vast molecule chains and projectiles launched off tables help students understand exactly how atomic radius affects IMF strength, and how gravity can be used to calculate the horizontal component. In universities, 3D printing of human bodies decreases the waste created by using cadavers and allows students to thoroughly learn about anatomy without the restrictions of human anomaly. By implementing this new technology into our lives, we’ve been able to provide our students with levels of education that haven’t been achieved in the past. 3D printers have also been implemented across workplaces, and are used to produce a vast range of objects. In engineering, 3D printers have been used to create prototypes, robots, and aerospace parts to help our astronauts. By utilizing 3D printers, companies can test out every version of an object at low costs to determine the best one for the market. Companies can pitch and work on ideas that keep up with our ever-changing world and can adapt their focus. With the pandemic, 3D printing served many companies like Carbon and Boeing, which re-focused their printers to create face shields and testing kits for hospitals. However, the most important application of 3D printers is saving lives. As science has advanced, many people continue to donate their body parts and organs to help other people lead long, healthy lives. But 3D printing triples the number of people that can have a chance at life by printing limited organs and parts that provide the same functions as a normal part would. Since its advent, 3D printers have helped millions of people, with an estimated 30 million standing to benefit from them. Its low cost also makes it available to all, with some prosthetics available for as little as $50, compared to the thousands of dollars of other prosthetics. With my education, I plan to combine my knowledge in medicine and technology to save the lives of so many more. With my interest in neuroscience and brain trauma, I plan to help repair and strengthen the most important part of our bodies. Reversing damage could exponentially improve the lives of millions of people, as even realigning a nerve can change the trajectory of a person’s life forever. Beyond helping improve lives, I want to encourage more women to follow this path. At my school, I am currently the first female president of our business and computer science-related school team, and I don’t plan to be the last. In college, I plan to join STEM clubs and organizations that focus on reaching out to younger generations and instilling the same spark that led me to my passion today. Throughout my career, I want to inspire and create new lives, new chances, and the new innovators of tomorrow.