#BaylorLights Profile: Bisma Zulifqar

February 25, 2019
Bisma Zulifqar
“I took [pre-health professional development], and they required as part of the grade to join a pre-health organization... That's how I joined AMSA [American Medical Student Association]. …

“I've genuinely had some of the best advice given to me from people who've been in AMSA... Sanjana Nayak was a really good mentor, because she was the chair of the committee I wanted to go to. She's incredibly intelligent, and does so many things all the time. She was a tutor, she was an academic chair, she'd be doing classes, and then she would have research going on at times. She was just doing so many things, and I was like, ‘How is she balancing any of that?’ And she was so sweet. She really wanted to help her committee members, besides just helping out with whatever we needed to do for AMSA. She genuinely was so giving. She'd bring brownies and stuff to our meetings and stuff like that; it was really cute. And she was Indian, so I was bonding with that too, just because we have a similar culture. …

“Then I was a committee member with her for a year, and she actually recommended that I apply for the officer position... I was like, ‘Okay if you say so. I don't know if I can.’ I did the interview, I got the officer position, and then that relationship within AMSA kind of ended. She was still always there; we'd run into each other a lot less, but we still ran into each other in the [BSB] atrium and stuff, and she was just really cool. I'd be like, ‘How do I study for my MCAT? What do you recommend?’ When I was a chair I was like, ‘What did you do for this? What do you recommend?’ She was always really relatable and it was really, really nice.”

Bisma Zulifqar
-- Senior biology major
-- Tyler, TX
-- One of thousands of #BaylorLights
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