Hello UIC! My name is Amruta Bhatt and I am a sophomore studying neuroscience/pre-medicine. While I love to be involved on campus and succeed academically, I also enjoy spending my time volunteering and getting to interact with new people every day! Additionally, as cheesy as it sounds, I want to be an inspiration not only for myself but also for those around me. I have an amazing older sister who is currently in medical school and I truly don’t know where I would be without her. I have followed her footsteps, but I hope to create my own path someday. I want to become a doctor because I am motivated by my experiences and interactions with others that who shaped my life, which has in turn helped me choose the medical field as my aspired path.
Hope the semester is running smoothly! I know I’ve had my fair share of busy and balance! I wanted to take the time to talk about an organization that many of you may be interested in joining! An organization I am currently vice president of, Unite for Sight (UFS), works to improve eye health and eradicate preventable blindness. Our UIC chapter mainly focuses on fundraising and raising awareness towards this cause. Every month, we work towards a fundraising goal. For the month of February, we held a few bake sales.
Diana Yin, our new UFS president, has been doing an outstanding job of meeting our monthly fundraising goals. We are so close to meeting our February fundraising goal — we are halfway there! Our last fundraising event for the month of February will be from 8 to 11:45 a.m. Tuesday in Burnham Hall. Be sure to stop by and ask what we’re all about! Oh, and feel free to donate to an amazing cause and enjoy some yummy treats as well! :-)
If interested in joining Unite for Sight, please feel free to email Diana Yin at email@example.com!