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Campus Celebrity: Palak Patel

Name: Palak Patel

Major: Public Health

Birthday: August 28, 1995

Favorite Food: Falafal

Favorite thing about University of Rochester: “I love the diversity and environment! U of R has pushed me academically, socially, and overall in more ways than I ever imagined.”

Campus Involvement: 2017 Class Council(President) , STEM Initiative, Chi Omega, Meridian Society, Clarinet Lessons at Eastman

Where do you see yourself in 10 years: “Hopefully, I’ll be a Dentist spreading dental awareness and offering dental care to people from poor socioeconomic backgrounds. Also, I would love to have a family! Honestly, I don’t know, I’m just going to let things happen!”

Something people might not know about you: “I have a soft spot for Korean Dramas, and have binged watched one for 24 hours straight.”

Who is your role model: “My parents. My mom because she is a woman in science and she pushed me to pursue my dreams. My dad because he teaches me how to be a better person. I also really look up to Mahatma Gandhi.”

Life Motto: “Work hard now and the future will only look brighter”

Favorite Place in the World: “Switzerland. I can’t remember the name of the hotel I stayed in when I visited, but it was the most serene and beautiful place.”

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