Meet Carolina’s Newest Class
Meet Shristi Sharma
Three years ago, a close friend of Shristi’s family died due to Alzheimer’s, and she began seeking a way to help. Inspiration struck while she was reading a magazine.
“I read this article about living with Alzheimer’s and how hard it is, and on the right side was an ad for the latest FitBit. The two images converged in my mind. I thought, ‘What if you could predict Alzheimer’s with a smart watch?’ That’s one of the main research interests I hope I can continue at Carolina.”
Shristi plans to study computer science and appreciates its interdisciplinary nature.
“You can use it with any subject you want. For me, those subjects recently have become health, neuroscience and psychology. It’s brains, minds and computers. That’s the intersection I want to work at.”
They’re complex and unique.
They have high hopes.
Meet Bryce Jones
Bryce arrives at Carolina ready to embrace all kinds of new experiences. That’s the only way be believes he’ll be able to accomplish his primary objective of college.
“I want to come out of college a better person than I came in. I don’t really know what it’s going to take to become a better person, but I want to come out different than I came in, having experienced something that alters the way I act and what my goals are.”