My name is Mahima Venkatesh and I am 23 years old. I am from Cleveland, Ohio and I was born in Columbus, Ohio. My passions include women and child health and education, Indian Dance, fashion, community service and travel.
I graduated in May 2014 from the University of Cincinnati Honors Program with a Bachelors of Science with Honors in Biology and Spanish minor. I am a Darwin T. Turner Scholar, Choose Ohio First Health Scholar, Cincinnatus Scholar, and part of the Connections Dual Admissions Medical Program.
I graduated in May 2015 with my Masters in Public Health from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. I completed my Masters in Public Health Practicum at the Christian Medical College (CMC) in Vellore, India.
I am currently a 2nd year Medical Student at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine.
This picture shows me dancing Karagattam, a South Indian folk dance, at the International Folk Dance Festival in Cleveland during the Summer of 2011. Dance is one of my biggest passions and I would like to promote Indian dance and Indian folk dance to prevent them from being lost or forgotten.
This is a picture of me in Ghana as part of the Honors Seminar called "Women, Population, and Development". This picture represents my passion for working with children and traveling.
This is one of my favorite YouTube Videos that shows that one person can make a difference in the world! The man featured in the video is from my mom's hometown in India, called Madurai. The video shows me that it is important to treat everyone equal and that everyone has the right to feel loved.