2018-2019 Fellows

pathan d6086Neeha Pathan is an Honors College and Douglass Residential College student in the School of Arts and Sciences majoring in Biology and minoring in Psychology. She is also a part of the Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School BA/MD program and will begin medical school next summer. Neeha is passionate about global health policy  and pursues this interest as a part of Rutgers Institute for Domestic and International Affairs (IDIA). She currently serves in the role of Director of Administration for Philadelphia Model United Nations (PhilMUN) and has previously assistant directed a committee on the World Health Organization (WHO) and directed a committee on the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN). Neeha is passionate about social innovation and was an Innovation Fellow in the Honors College innovation lab. She will be attending the Clinton Global Initiative this fall with her project, PeriPlant, an initiative to create affordable, all-natural biodegradable feminine hygiene products for women in need. Neeha is also involved with the Honors College Mentoring Pod Program and researches in the lab of Dr. Margolis, studying optogenetics in mice. In the winter of 2017, Neeha was lucky enough to travel to South Africa and study Apartheid and the Civil Rights movement. She is beyond excited to be part of the Gardner program this fall.