Shivani Yerigeri

Our Lady of the Elms High School

GPA: 4.039 (school does not rank)

College: The University of Akron, NEOMED

Intended major(s): Natural sciences

Social media site(s) you use the most: None

Apple or Android: Android

Favorite subject: Anatomy and physiology

Person(s) — other than parent(s) — who were biggest influence on you and why: My grandfather was my first inspiration to join the medical field. He grew up in a small farming community, but crossed the ocean to do his Ph.D. at McGill University and Cancer Research in Detroit. After he returned to India, he really put his blood and sweat into bettering his community and even donated his body and eyes to the medical college biology department.

Where do you see yourself in 10 years: I see myself as a pediatrician who is married and has kids. My vacations will be spent serving communities abroad.

“If I were president, I would ...” put sincere effort in trying to repair the medical system so that it is affordable and accessible to all as well as reform the education system to a more life-oriented education.

Favorite high school memory: Sitting in my anatomy and physiology class, I learned the true meaning of combining passion, fun and education together. Those classes were the highlights of my day.