We spoke to Krsna, who’s a staff ambassador for LIYSF 2016, an is currently studying medicine. Krsna is of Indian origin but was born in Malta and now studying in the UK – what a diverse mix!
Hey guys! My name is Krsna, I am of Indian origin but born in Malta, and am currently studying Medicine in the U.K. I was lucky enough to attend LIYSF in the summer of 2014, after having participated in the Malta Student Science Forum, and deciding then that I wanted to take my interest further and be part of a global forum – LIYSF seemed to be the perfect opportunity for this, and I have not looked back since!
I am currently in the first year of my MBBS course, at the University of East Anglia in Norwich, and must admit I am loving every minute of it. It has greatly deepened my interests into all aspects of health, igniting a particular curiosity into global health. At the moment I am working on a project to analyse the relationship between adolescent obesity and education, namely whether obesity is the cause or the effect of lower educational achievement. I also have a keen interest in health inequalities, and wish to see a world where everyone has equal access to healthcare. In fact, in the future I hope to be part of Médecins Sans Frontières, and provide aid wherever in the world it is needed most.
As of now I have no idea what field of Medicine I will specialize in, yet I’m wonderfully intrigued by the miraculous works of immunotherapy in oncology, as well as those of rehabilitation medicine following spinal cord injuries.
Outside of my interests in science, I love taking part in debates, singing acapella, and writing poetry and other creative pieces, some of which have been published as part of a collection by my school. I am incredibly passionate about dance and the different forms of dance – in fact I am currently intensely rehearsing for two upcoming shows, a hip hop one and a few Indian classical and Bollywood numbers (of course you have ample time for these things as a med student!). I very much enjoy experiencing a taste of the moves and styles different cultures have to offer, and am super excited to also give salsa a try whilst at uni!
Lastly, I must admit that LIYSF undoubtedly gave me an insight into the endless opportunities that are out there, sparking an interest in fields of science I did not even know existed! I feel that having the chance to meet both renowned professionals and brilliant budding scientists from all over the world, definitely broadened my perspective and challenged me to think in new ways, ultimately contributing to the person that I am today.
My passion for science and the desire to find answers began at a young age, examining the array of colours on flower petals and pondering over how or why it is that colour. It has since then developed into a lifelong goal to discover new and wondrous principles that will hopefully lead to making lives better. I arrived in the U.K at the age of 10. One of the main challenges that arose was my unde...
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