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Kalamazoo College

Kriti Singh

Angthong, Thailand
Favorite Ice Cream Flavor:
Cookies & Cream
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In 15 words or less, why should a student want to be involved in this department?
The professors are great people to know, both inside and outside of the classroom.

What initially drew you to this department?  What keeps you coming back?
I was on the pre-med track, and I wanted to take a class outside of Dow so I took Principles of Economics. I realized I enjoyed economics, and pre-med wasn’t the right path for me. So, three years later, here I am.

What’s your biggest piece of advice to first years and sophomores in this department?
No matter how much you enjoy economics, take classes outside the department. Try to find how seemingly different topics are actually connected.

How does your department connect to your other interests and activities?
I found out about K to the Big Apple through the economics department, and it is easily one of the best activities I have participated in at K.

What’s the most valuable thing you’ve learned at K?
It’s fine to ask for help when you’re struggling.

What has been your favorite class at K?  Why?
General Psychology with Dr. Boatwright. It was the first time I did service-learning, and we would always reflect on our experiences by relating them to the academic articles we studied in class. It was the first time I realized how much of what we learn in class can be applied outside of it.

What is your SIP?
My SIP focuses on addressing the shortage of primary care physicians in non-metropolitan areas like Kalamazoo.

What are your career aspirations/next steps after K?
My plan for post-graduation is to pursue a Masters in Public Administration.

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