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Sumana Gadiraju

Sumana Gadiraju is a third-year biology major in the Honors College and Student Leaders Cohort at Rutgers University­–Camden. As the co-founder of the Alliance for Cognitive-Communication, Education, and Support Services (ACCESS), she has worked with partner organizations including ASPEN and SAIL to advocate for and support the neurodiverse community in South Jersey. Sumana is president of the Biology Club and American Medical Student Association (AMSA) chapter at Rutgers–Camden. She is also a Civic Scholar and a Peer Tutor. Sumana recently completed an internship at New Jersey Pediatric Neuroscience Institute, a pediatric neurosurgery office, where she assisted with clinical operations of the practice and authored neurosurgical case report papers. She is currently working as a Linguistics and Communication Research Assistant at the Center for Autism Research at CHOP. Sumana aspires to be a physician and promote community health literacy. She is also a dancer and loves to perform.