Humans of NSU



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Interviewee Name

Prasanna Karur

Date of Interview

Fall 9-15-2023


NSU Tampa Bay Regional Campus

Brief Bio / Description of Interviewee

I was born in Chicago. Moved to California for a year. Then I came to Dallas, Texas. My family's in Dallas, Texas right now. I did my undergrad at Emory. I studied Neuroscience and Behavioral Biology with a double major in Interdisciplinary Studies. Then I did my Masters at Columbia in New York in Narrative Medicine, and now I'm a second-year med student here. I really love neuroscience because it brings the creativity in an individual. I feel that the human brain is the only organ in the human body that we don't know that much about. We don't really understand how thoughts work. It’s still a field of science that is still undiscoverable, and that is what draws me to neuroscience. One of my best friends when I was in Chicago, in elementary school, her name was Sidney. I noticed that she was by herself during lunch and recess, and I don't know what, but something inside of me wanted to reach out to her and say, “Hey, my name is Prasanna. What is your name?” I asked her that, and we became very close friends. I would go to her house and she’d come to my house. We were really good friends; I really enjoyed the friendship. When I moved to California later, my parents told me that she had Down’s Syndrome. I had no idea what Down’s Syndrome was because I was a kid, but then that kind of started my intellectual curiosity for neuroscience and that there are different lived experiences.

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Nikon Z6

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