… Maybe “savior” is a bit too dramatic.
My name is Maya Ganapathy, and I’ll be a junior in the fall. My major is in Neuroscience, and I’m planning on minoring in anthropology. When I first started at MSU, I was pre-vet, and then spring semester of my freshman year I switched to pre-med, but I think I’m back to pre-vet for good. I’m in love with everything that relates to the ocean, especially sharks, and I hope to get through vet school school so that I can be a marine veterinarian/ocean activist.
I haven’t had any experience regarding anthropology (unless Bones counts! lol), but I am curious to see the effects and different methods of medicine from an anthropological perspective rather than from a clinical one.
The picture I’m including was taken last summer when I was interning at the Binder Park Zoo. Al is a Giant Aldabra Tortoise, and he was one of my favorite animals to work with. Even though he doesn’t look it in the picture, Al weighs around 600 pounds, and is big enough for me to ride. (Which I didn’t do because that’s mean.)