Major: BS Data Science (Minor: Biology/Pre-Med)
Hometown: Cherry Hill, NJ and Mumbai, India
I chose this major because... I am very passionate about integrating technology with the field of medicine and Data science provides me the means to do that. It involves looking at a lot of important data which can provide valuable insights to help people make better informed decisions to advance their business. Data Science also helps you understand the inner workings of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, which is also a major plus in the technological industry.
Favorite Course: CIVIC 101 Introduction to Civic Engagement- This course is very helpful in getting you to understand the history of Philadelphia and the problems being faced by the communities living around us due to industrialization. It is also fun to go out and volunteer around the city with your friends, which helps you gain empathy!
Clubs/Extracurricular Activities: Tutor, Beta Beta Beta Honors Society, Dragons for Excellence and Inspiration, Drexel Badminton Club
Co-ops I've done:
- Data Analyst Co-op, Johnson & Johnson, Somerville, NJ
- I got to work with Tableau and Stata software to determine the analytics of Illicit trade of J&J products which cost them billions of dollars every year
- Artificial Intelligence/Data Science Co-op, DXC Technology, Tysons Corner, VA
Favorite thing/place at Drexel: Sitting on the giant steps of Summit at night in the spring and summer and the Halal truck right next to Nesbit Hall
When I'm not at Drexel, I'm... chilling with my parents, listening to Pop, Bollywood and K-pop music, eating
When you are in Philadelphia, I think you should... Go to Chinatown and try the rolled ice-cream and bubble tea, sit near the Volleyball court and relax, go to Spruce Street Harbor Park, chill wherever you can with your friends
Advice to new/incoming CCI students: My advice to the incoming CCI students would be to get involved in anything you are passionate about. Don't be afraid to voice your opinion and talk to your peers about any difficulty you might be facing. It is easy to get overwhelmed in the first year, so find something or some activity that helps you de-stress and make that your habit. Finally, don’t be afraid to try new things; this is your time to experiment with what you like and what you don't like, so, make the most of it.
What is your dream job? Chief Medical Officer at a Pharmaceutical company or to be a Minimally Invasive Cardio-thoracic Surgeon
Favorite Animated Character: Dumbo
My name is Sanobar Lala and I am a Data Science major with a minor in Biology. I came to the U.S from India 6 years ago and now I am in my 3rd year at Drexel. I am very passionate about the Women in Computing Initiative. I love playing badminton and swimming in my own time. I also have an identical twin sister doing the same things as I am! Feel free to come talk to me about anything :)