Krupa Subramaniam (TD ’25) is a biomedical engineering major on the pre-med track from Monument, CO. His interests in global health originated from the COVID-19 pandemic, specifically the disparities in health security and access on both global and local scales. By studying biomedical engineering, he hopes to better understand why global biotechnology inequalities exist, and how to solve these issues through novel therapeutics. He enjoys approaching initiatives from scientific/technical perspectives—for example, developing a phone application to address mental health concerns and drug misuse during the pandemic. He aspires to pursue an MD and MPH, treating patients in lower-income communities and developing policies to make healthcare more equitable and affordable. At Yale, Krupa is also a researcher at the Yale School of Medicine, studying mechanisms of innate immunity in the context of respiratory infections of the airway epithelium. He is also a volunteer for YNHH, HAVEN Free Clinic, and HAPPY, and a board member of Yale Demos, Public Health Coalition, and e-NABLE. In his free time, he enjoys acting and writing comedy, playing board games, and hiking.