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Arushi Sood

Political Science with a concentration in Public Policy
Health Science, Psychology, & Urban Studies minors
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Graduated in May 2021

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Favorite Courses:

  • Growth and Decline of Cities and Suburbs
  • Race, Identity, Social Change, and Empowerment
  • Abnormal Psychology

Student Clubs and Organizations:

  • Generation Citizen: volunteered as Democracy Coach in the fall of 2018 and became Operations Director on E-board for the Spring and Fall of 2019
  • REACT: member since the fall of 2017, joined E-board in the fall of 2019 as Volunteer Opportunities Coordinator
  • SAID (Students Against Institutional Discrimination)

Experiential Learning:

Arushi worked for the AIDS Action Committee as their Voucher Housing Search Co-op, and for McKinsey & Company as their Public & Social Sector Research Co-op. She also conducted two research projects:

  • Directed Study with Prof. Thomas Vicino, analyzing LightView as a case study for private-public partnerships between universities and economics developers, and how this impacts housing around the city.
  • Directed Study with Prof. Matt Lee gathering qualitative data from Asian American faculty regarding their experiences of racism, with the hope of developing a framework for coping mechanisms and university retention strategies

Global Experiences:

  • Dialogue of Civilizations – The Twenty-First Century City: Tokyo and Kyoto


  • Boys and Girls Club at Orchard Gardens K-8 – Service Learning

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