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July 2016 - Q&A with Biological Engineering student Harsh Singh

Q: Where are you from?
A: I was born in India, but grew up in Canada, and I went to high school in Cache Valley.

Q: What led you to choose Utah State?
A: I chose USU mainly for the opportunity to get involved in research quickly.

Q: Why did you pick BE?
A: I picked biological engineering because my main interests through high school were medicine and physics. Biological engineering is a great mesh of those two fields. As a pre-med student, majoring in a field that influences medicine so directly has been very beneficial.

Q: What are your career plans for the future?
A: I want to go to medical school and (tentatively) want to specialize in emergency medicine or trauma surgery.

Q: What are your hobbies?
A: My hobbies include watching and playing sports (especially hockey), hiking, and spending time with my friends.

Q: Name one of your favorite things to do in Cache Valley.
A: I love spending time outdoors in Cache Valley, whether it's hiking, biking, boating, or having campfires.

Q: What's your favorite TV show?
A: My favorite TV show right now is probably The Flash, though I like Arrow as well.

Q: Name an influential professor and why he or she made a difference.
A: I've had quite a few influential professors at USU, but one of the most influential would be Dr. Andy Anderson. I started consulting with Dr. Anderson when I was in high school, and he was the one who first suggested I get my certified nurses assistant (CNA) license.
After successful completion of my CNA license, I became a licensed phlebotomist, and currently work at Logan Regional Hospital. In addition to teaching my anatomy class, Dr. Anderson's human dissection class gave me an opportunity to work with cadavers before going to medical school, an experience most pre-med students don't have. I also had the opportunity to be a teaching assistant for Dr. Anderson's anatomy and human dissection classes, which has been a great way for me to expand my own knowledge of the content while teaching others. He has been an overwhelmingly positive influence in my life, and I am incredibly grateful for the help and guidance he has given me during my time at USU.