Sushma Sri Pamulapati
I am from Hyderabad, also known as “city of pearls”, in India, famous for it’s delicious hyderabadi biryani. If you haven’t had it yet, I highly recommend giving it a shot! I received my Bachelors in Chemical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology Gandhinagar. At Rice, I am a PhD candidate in Chemical & Biomolecular Engg dept, working in Dr. Matteo Pasquali’s Research Laboratory. My research focuses on the applications of CNT fibers for neural recording and stimulation. In my free time, I like to read books, watch korean drama and movies, and listen to music. I also love drawing/painting/sketching and doing other artsy works. Last year, I served as a member in Media Committee and enjoyed the experience. As this year’s Media Director, I am very excited to serve the graduate student body at Rice. My main goals would be to communicate effectively to create awareness and interest among graduate students about different GSA events and programs using different social media platforms. And to provide information about different resources and opportunities that graduate students can avail and take advantage of at Rice. I am very happy and excited to be a part Rice GSA and to work with the GSA committees and officers.