Zarya Shaikh

she/her/hers

Writer

Class of 2022

Zarya is a senior and University Scholar double majoring in Biochemistry and Women’s, Gender & Sexuality Studies. She is committed to giving a platform to LGBTQ+ folx involved in the medical decision-making process through the podcast Queer Diagnosis. Zarya strives to further bridge gaps between public health and medicine through her volunteer work as an EMT. In her free time, Zarya enjoys experimenting with different flavor profiles. 


Publications

Zoom Is Not A Dating App

by Zarya Shaikh, March 31, 2021 I turn on my camera and answer questions in the chat during office hours and lectures. I welcome private messages (PMs) when someone misses a key point our professor made. After all, as a pre-med student, it is my job to have color-coded notes on everything. I sometimes joke…

Rated E for Education, Graded F for Failure

by Zarya Shaikh, January 12, 2021 ***FALL 2020 CONTEST WINNER*** In 2014, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio launched Pre-K for All to encourage “free, full-day, high-quality pre-K.”1 The program increased enrollment in Pre-K among different communities, especially within low-income families. Its success led to the creation of 3-K for All1 and yielded similar…

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