Michelle Tanumiharja is an undergraduate at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and is a Junior pursuing a BS in Biological Science with a minor in Neuroscience. She plans on taking a gap year after graduating in Spring 2023 and is interested in becoming a cardiothoracic surgeon, a plastic surgeon, or an orthopedic surgeon.
As a first generation herself, she largely advocates for first generation individuals and is the Vice President of the First Generation Club at UNLV. She not only extends support to minorities, but also to those who are underrepresented such as women and children. Tanumiharja is a certified Medical assistant and works as a cardiology scribe but devotes most of her time tutoring children as they adjust to education post-pandemic. She also pursues many passions on the side as a researcher in the Tenrec ecaudatus lab studying basoendomorphic mammals, and plays volleyball recreationally to relax after her exams. Her hobbies include traditional art, gaming, watching kdramas/anime, and playing in a band.