Dhairya Desai is a third-year pre-medical student pursuing a B.S. in Chemistry and a B.S. in Biology. Over the past two years, he has been able to participate numerous research projects and travel abroad. In the summer of 2022, he worked with the Social Impact and Strategy team at Atrium Health, where he researched community-based partners. Dhairya also completed an international experience in Athens, Greece, where he shadowed surgeons and doctors. In the summer of 2023, he completed a REU program, where he conducted chemistry research on water purification through anion-exchange. His civic engagement project focuses on teaching the community how to deliver CPR in case of a cardiac arrest. Dhairya is also a part of many on-campus organizations such as Kids Are Scientists Too, South Asian Student Association, Habitat for Humanity, and HOSA.