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Ishaan Nandwani*

Major: Spanish, Minor: Chemistry

Hometown: San Jose, California

Favorite Honors Course: HONR 170: Humans of RVA and VCU. I have always had a penchant for storytelling, and this course nurtured that passion by providing me with the opportunity to interview members of the Richmond community. I was consistently inspired by the diverse, human narratives and experiences of the interviewees, and I was able to forge meaningful bonds with my fellow cohort members.

Favorite Honors Memory: During the Freshman Research Institute, my fellow participants and I would go to the Honors lounge in the evening, talking for hours as we got to know each other. It was a wonderful bonding experience, and I met some of the most diverse and brilliant people I know to this day.

Student Organizations: Auctus, Personalized Exploration for College Success (PECS), VCU Globe, GMT at VCU

Other: Guaranteed Admission Program for Medicine

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