Student Profiles

Samhitha Balaji '24

South Brunswick, NJ

Hi everyone! I'm Samhitha (she/her) and I am a sophomore Neuroscience major on the pre-med track with a Computer Science minor. My hometown in South Brunswick, NJ which is about 50 minutes away from campus. I decided to come to Temple because everything the Honors Program had to offer really pulled me in. Especially during this difficult time, I could tell that Temple as a university and all of its professors really cared for and motivated its students. I also am extremely excited to be living in the city of Philadelphia and I enjoy being able to go into the city for studying, down time, and anything else you could think of. I am currently working as a Medical Assistant for a psychiatrist and as a TA for the class CIS 1061 (Mathematical Concepts in Computing). Both have given me great opportunities to lead and learn, which I wouldn't have without Temple! When I'm not in class, you can find me experimenting in the kitchen, practicing for Temple Craasfire, the dance team, or editing for Grey Matters, the neuroscience journal at Temple. I am really looking forward to helping other prospective students make their decision and representing my school in the future!