The supplies which I sort and package are being put to good use in places which desperately need them, and that's powerful to me.

Anishka Bandara, MAI Member

What made you join MAI and how long have you been in MAI?

The organization’s mission really resonated with me, and I was interested in learning how I could promote sustainability in the medical field. I’ve been in the club for two years.

What has been your favorite part of MAI? 

My favorite part of MAI has been meeting really cool friends!

What has MAI taught you about yourself?

I’m surprisingly good at organizing items and remembering combinations of three alphanumeric characters.

What has been the most surprising lesson you’ve learned while at UCLA?

Don’t mess with the squirrels on campus, they are dangerous and scary.

What’s been you favorite class or instructor at UCLA? 

My favorite instructor so far has been Dr. Anish Nag for Chem 14D. Hands down.

Has MAI helped you with your future plans? If so, how?

I definitely think that being involved with MAI has increased my interest in participating in similar efforts in the future. If I become a doctor, I would definitely try to get involved with something like MAI.

What is your ultimate career goal or plans? 

My career goal is to be able to help others in the future whether it be a physician or any other health care professional, I hope whatever I do is to help someone and be there for them.

If MAI was a TV show, which show would it be and why?

Drake and Josh. Don’t know why, but yes.

Do you believe in putting pineapple on your pizza? Is a hotdog a sandwich?

Yes.

And yes and no. 

BPlate or Covel? What's the best Study Sandwich order?

BPlate. Perfect Study sandwich is wheat bread, avocado, tomato, chicken, and mozzarella. 

Cats or dogs? Sunrise or sunset? Dream job?

Dogs.

Sunset.

Physician AND a YouTuber.

Favorite TV Show/Movie/Book? 

My favorite TV show is SNL!

Favorite movie is Good Will Hunting.

Best book is One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez.

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