Sri-Cropped-2019E-mail: Pusalahosa@gmail.com

Hometown: Tampa, FL

Nicknames: Sri

Birthday: August 8th

School: Middleton High School

Favorite Subject in School: Biomedical Innovations

Favorite Food: Chick-fil-a Spicy Chicken Sandwich

Favorite Sports Team: Chelsea

Hobbies: Tennis, dancing, movies, go-carting, exercising, cooking, and reading.

Best Book Ever Read: The Giver by Lois Lowry

Pet Peeve: Hypocrites, Attitude, and ignorance.

For 24 Hours, I Would Love to Trade Places With: Cristiano Ronaldo

 If I had a Million Dollars, I would: Save $650,000 for my college and student expenses, donate $310,000 to APTAUSA in order to help fund the education of impoverished kids, and donate the remaining $40,000 to my school’s HOSA/Bio-medical program.

My Most Embarrassing Moment: When bowling at NOC 2018, I left my shoes and didn’t realize that I still had on bowling shoes until I got back to the office!

Greatest Personal Accomplishment: Starting and coaching a dance team for kids 14-18 years of age who perform at cultural events, competitions, and public events.  All fees and money that is collected, I donate to supporting the education of poor children in India through APTAUSA

Future Discovery Anticipated Most: The cure for various genetic disorders (Cystic Fibrosis, Sickle Cell, and Muscular Dystrophy) with the use of CRISPR/Cas9 as a gene editing mechanism.

Career Goals: My career goal is to become a renowned doctor and to work towards creating an innovation in medicine during my career.  Afterward, I want to dedicate my life to public health by serving the global movement Doctors Without Borders and to be appointed as the U.S. Surgeon General.  I want to spend time fulfilling my passion for medicine and dedicate the rest of my life to public service within underdeveloped nations.

Favorite Quote: “It’s easy to stand with a crowd, it takes courage to stand alone.” – Anonymous

I Love HOSA Because: It provides me with an opportunity to explore my interest in the medical fields through a competitive medium while promoting global health and service.  The competitions are unique and career-oriented to prepare members for their future from an early age.

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