Spoorthi is a first-year medical student at Boston University School of Medicine and is enrolled in Boston University’s Seven-Year Liberal Arts and Medical Education Program. She received a B.A. in Medical Sciences and a minor in Visual Arts. As an undergraduate student, Spoorthi was able to combine her passions for science and art, serving as Boston Medical Center’s Artist-in-Residence. She provided the opportunity for families in the waiting rooms of the Surgical Department and Emergency Department to partake in art-making through multiple mediums including watercolor, pastels and charcoal. She also worked with the women of Rosies Place, the nation’s first women’s shelter, to create a collaborative art project. At BUSM, Spoorthi serves as Co-President of the AMWA Chapter, Pediatrics Interest Group and Art SPACE. She has an interest in Pediatrics and is involved in research regarding Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome. In her spare time Spoorthi enjoys painting, singing, and dancing. She is excited to be your AMWA Region 1 Director for the 2018-2019 school year!