Nimisha Bajaj

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Nimisha Bajaj

Area of Study

Biomedical Engineering


Third-year PhD student
Rebecca Logsdon
DeLean Tolbert
Debra Lin
Ashley Stroup
Adriana Aguilar

Nimisha's Story

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Born to Be

“I grew up surrounded by engineers (including my dad) but I still thought engineers were train conductors!”

Sound familiar? If so, you’re not alone — lots of people grow up not knowing that engineers are way more than that. But hey, it’s never too late to learn something new, right?

Dreams and Discoveries

Take it from Nimisha:

“I’ve wanted to be a doctor since I was five — I’ve always had a desire to help people. But even though lots of people in my family were engineers, I never thought I would be one, because I had no idea how many jobs you could have with an engineering degree.”

Today, Nimisha is in her third year of MD-PhD study, which means when she graduates, she’ll be a doctor and an engineer. Her goal is to use both of those skills to make the practice of medicine more effective.

The Key to Happiness

“If I could go back and tell myself anything, it’s that you shouldn’t overlook any opportunities. Study what makes you happy. If it’s engineering, then awesome! If it’s not, find out what does make you happy and go for it!” 

Nimisha’s Hobbies:

  • Cooking with her brothers
  • Learning to play soccer
  • Fashion
  • Birthdays!
  • Reading
  • Napping in the grass