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Engineers Week: Akshaya Annapragada, A.B./S.M. '20

Student Akshaya Annapragada shares her engineering story

By Selena Zhang, A.B. '20, SEAS Correspondent | Press contact
Student Akshaya Annapragada

NAME: Akshaya Annapragada

CONCENTRATION: A.B. in applied mathematics; S.M. in engineering sciences - bioengineering


"I really enjoy creatively problem-solving—and to me, that’s exactly what engineers do. Engineering helps me apply quantitative skills to challenges in fields I care about, such as medicine and politics. Engineering also gives me a chance to be a part of a vibrant global community using technology to make change. From designing improved medical diagnostic technologies to building models that assess the impacts of new policy, engineers are playing a crucial role in moving the world forward—and I love being a part of that at SEAS."

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