Sabah Lala

Sabah Lala 

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Major: BS Data Science (Minor: Biology/Pre-Med)

Year: Junior

Hometown: Cherry Hill, NJ and Mumbai, India

I chose this major because... I have always been very fascinated by the medical field but knew that this profession could definitely use the help of technology. In particular, Artificial Intelligence will be extremely useful in the field of medicine and I wish to bridge the gap that exists between doctors and technology. I want medical professionals to leverage the most cutting-edge tech tools to be able to provide the best of the best options/treatments to patients. Obtaining these insights and helping people through data mining is why I became a data science major.

Favorite Course: DragonsTeach Sequence. I got to go to a middle school, develop my own curriculum to teach, and have loads of fun teaching a whole 1 hour math class with one of my peers in that class two times! I have always loved teaching and that course really let me do that kind of "officially"! I loved seeing the kid's eager expressions when the prize for answering one of my questions was getting candy!

Clubs/Extracurricular Activities: Tutoring Chair for Beta Beta Beta Biological Honors Society, Dragons for Excellence and Inspiration, Drexel Indian Undergraduate Student Association, Badminton Club

Co-ops I've done:

  • Data Analyst Co-op, Johnson & Johnson, Somerville, NJ
    • I hosted a Women's Leadership event for the incoming female co-ops to help them take charge of their career at J&J
  • Artificial Intelligence/Data Science Co-op, DXC Technology, Tysons Corner, VA

Favorite thing/place at Drexel: The amazing Halal trucks that are scattered all throughout campus!

When I'm not at Drexel, I'm... at home spending time with my parents who are still adjusting to their new empty-nester lifestyle.

When you are in Philadelphia, I think you should... go relax, relieve stress, and let the cool breeze blow over you at the Spruce Street Harbor Park Waterfront

Advice to new/incoming CCI students: I would say explore as many things as you can. After the first year, the next couple of years will be narrowing down what you like, honing those specific skills and opportunities and, therefore, painting a clearer future for yourself as you progress throughout your career as a Drexel Dragon. Take advantage of the myriad of opportunities that CCI and Drexel offer. Immerse yourself head-on in your first year to create that CCI experience that, in the end, will be crucial to your success.

What is your dream job? Data Scientist in the healthcare domain utilizing Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence, etc

Favorite Animated Character: Rajah from Aladdin

Bio:

I am an ambitious girl who immigrated to the United States from her hometown of Mumbai, India at the tender age of 12 to fulfill her dream of becoming a surgeon someday, or someone that helps cure and provide patients with a better life. Stumbling into the path of technology and having the world of power it holds open up was the best thing that ever happened to me. Now I am interested in the intersection between the two fields. I am a super chill person and am very passionate about the Women in Computing initiative at CCI.