USE Biography

AISHANI AATRESH, Harvard sophomore studying science + society

Major: Not available.

College/Employer: Harvard

Year of Graduation: 2024

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Brief Biographical Sketch:

Hi! I'm a sophomore from the San Francisco Bay Area, and I'm studying Complex Biosocial Systems, a degree of my own design. My interests range from biotechnology (molecular & lab stuff, computational stuff, and sociotechnical considerations related to governance -- although they're all very intertwined) to journalism to food, and I love bringing together all sorts of disciplines and ideas (but not more than I love talking to people!). I conduct research at the Harvard School of Public Health's Center for Communicable Disease Dynamics and also work with the Harvard Kennedy School's Program on Science, Technology and Society, and I can't wait to meet you all and learn more about you!

Past Classes

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X119: Wrangling Uncertainty! in Splash Splash Spring 2022 (Apr. 23 - 24, 2022)
Ever thought about how you make a decision despite not having all the information? How you feel when you're not entirely sure but have to go ahead anyway? What the future has in store -- the unexplored frontier, the unknown? These are questions that are faced not only at a personal level but also at every level of society and the world, and this course is an opportunity to dive into how we think about and handle uncertainty in our daily lives and more formally, whether in academic fields in science or in policymaking. This will include a healthy dose of reflection a little bit of everything in between history and comedy and science and food. All are welcome!