||Aditi Gopalan | Class of 2020 | Business Administration and Management
I was born and raised in the Silicon Valley Bay Area in 1998.
After having been there my entire life, I craved a college experience
that would help me grow the most, and growth is most apparent when we
place ourselves in unfamiliar environments. As a result, I chose to
attend Boston University, where I am now studying Marketing and Management
Information Systems, hoping to work in the midst of data, analytics,
and tech one day.
Activities and Interests
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Asian American Donor ProgramFor those with blood cancers, disorders, or diseases, a bone marrow
transplant is the only cure. A patient would find their best match in a donor of the same
ethnicity as them, thus resulting in a successful transplant relying heavily on race. Unfortunately, there
are very few minorities registered in the National Donor Registry, decreasing the chance of a minority patient
finding a cure. I work as an Outreach Director, reaching out to events and organizations to hold
bone marrow drives, as well as drive AADP's marketing efforts.
DECADECA is an international business conference for high schoolers and collegiate students. I started
participating in these competitions my junior year of high school. During my time as a part of DECA, I placed 2nd
out of 20,000 competitors worldwide for creating an intricate business plan for a hypothetical
product, and placed top 10 out of 10,500 international competitors for creating the best plan
to increase the marketing efforts of a nonprofit organization in the community.
BU JalwaI have been dancing ever since I was 3 years old, and when coming to college, I was very excited
to see that Boston University had a competitive bollywood dance team. I auditioned, made it onto the team, and
eventually became captain. It was one of the biggest learning experiences and some of the most fun I've had in college.