Simron Sahoo

Contributing Writer I Naperville, IL

As an extroverted people-person, Simron can feel at ease speaking in front of large groups of people. She fell in love with psychology while taking an AP Psychology course her senior year of high school, and her experience interning at a mental health facility solidified her interest in diminishing stigma for mental illness. “I witnessed the incredible impact the practice had on their clients and why people kept coming back there.” Simron’s role model is her grandmother, who is a forensic criminologist, professor and retired physician in India. “She has taught me that there is nothing wrong with being an ambitious woman and how important it is to find a balance between your career and family.” Simron is majoring in Psychology and minoring in Biology, Math and Neuroscience at Loyola University Chicago. She aspires to be a pediatric physician. While she loves traveling and experiencing new cultures and different places, her absolute favorite place in the world is being at home with her loved ones. She grew up in Naperville, IL, and her favorite method of stress relief is through the art of dance.

“I think the purpose behind human existence is to leave our mark on this world. We are the only species blessed with brains and with the ability to express, think, love and to create. We have the capability to make this world an even more beautiful place. From groundbreaking discoveries to medical breakthroughs to man-made machines, we continue to propel forward into the future, but we also have to be careful that we’re not destroying our planet in the process. Life existed before us and will continue to exist after we leave this world. So, for the short time that we are here, I believe it is important to make the most of it, to have lived and experienced fully, and to be grateful for everything that we have.”