Purva Trivedi

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Purva Trivedi

Salem’s small class sizes have given the chance for me to really get to know my professors and for my professors to get to know me to the extent that they know my learning style and my interests. 
Purva Trivedi ‘17
Purva Trivedi

Purva Trivedi

17 - Biochemistry

Hometown: Cary, NC

Study Abroad:

Oslo, Norway/Spring 2016


  • Muni Seva Ashram Intern, Goraj, Gujarat, India (May-June 2014): Shadowed Internal Medicine physicians, Oncologists, OB-GYN, and radiologists on how traditional medicine and biomedicine were combined to treat a variety of illnesses; Participated in live surgeries, biopsies, and patient consults; Coordinated and facilitated resident activities at the Bhagini Mandir (home for mentally challenged women), Parivaar Mandir (girls orphanage), and Mathura (old age home)
  • Salem College Research Intern (2015): Research on Dan River heavy metal (chromium, lead, and mercury) pollution
  • Wake Forest University National Science Foundation Research Fellow (2015): Researched energy usage in Drosophila melanogaster in Dr. Erik Johnson’s Laboratory in the Department of Biology
  • Wake Forest University School of Medicine Cancer Biology Department Intern (August 2016-ongoing): Assisting in ovarian cancer and bladder cancer research under Dr. Neveen Said


  • Student Government Association Vice President
  • Honor Guide Admission Ambassador Co-Chair, Eco Club Board Member
  • Orientation Leader
  • Interfaith Council Member
  • Tri-Beta Member


I plan on attending a master’s program for public health to work in the realm of health advocacy and education with a specific interest in women’s health in rural areas.