University of Western Ontario - Health Sciences, Economics, Scholar's Electives, Expected Graduation Year - 2013
Awarded Western's prestigious President’s Entrance Scholarship, Saumya Krishna holds the title of a Western National Scholar. Saumya is the President of the student group Rebuilding Health in Rwanda, a member of the Faculty of Health Sciences Students' Council, the Production Manager of the Western Undergraduate Research Journal, and a volunteer facilitator for the Violence Prevention Program. She works as a Community Service Learning Leader, responsible for coordinating large scale civic engagement opportunities on campus, and as a Residence Advisor. In high school, Saumya dynamically pursued both her academic and extracurricular interests, earning the Governor General's Academic Medal for the highest graduating average, the Elmwood Golden 'E' Award for Student Engagement and the University of Toronto National Book Award. In 2008, Saumya took part in the Shad Valley program, co-leading her team to develop a product that addressed the water needs of rural communities in Africa. This business plan won the national RBC Shad Entrepreneurship Cup for the Best Overall Project. Saumya enjoys Classical Indian dance, travelling and learning new languages.