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Indiana University Bloomington

Undergraduate Program

Navya Kumar

Carmel, IN

Major: Economic Consulting, Public Policy Analysis, Marketing
Minor: Psychology, Spanish
Certificate: Business of Life Sciences

Any special scholarships: Kelley Scholar

Overseas study: Seville, Spain CIEE Summer Internship Program

Internships/work experience:

  • Healthcare Operations Advisory Intern for PwC-Chicago
  •  Financial Consultant for Fundacion Progreso y Salud- Seville, Spain
  • Marketing Director for the Kinsey Institute’s Post-Partum Depression Lab, Bloomington, IN

Campus involvement/clubs/community activities:

  • Bring Hannah Home Consultant – 180 Degrees Consulting
  • Alpha Kappa Psi Fraternity – Community Service Associate Director
  • Phi Mu Sorority – Philanthropy Chair- Executive Council
  • Civic Leadership Development (Alternative Spring Break) –Assistant Site Leader
  • Global Business Brigades – Vice President of Program Development
  • IUSA- Funding Board Representative and Director of Multi-cultural Affairs
  • Indian Student Association- Marketing Chair and Masti Board Member
  • Trockman Microfinance Initiative- Treasurer
  • Student Business Ambassador
  • Kelley Student Government

Career goal: Pursue healthcare consulting and eventually go to medical school specializing in pediatrics or get an MBA.

Best IU experience so far: Running the Nearly Naked Mile with my entire freshman year dorm and jumping into Showalter Fountain at the end.

One thing I want to do before I leave Bloomington/campus: I want to go skydiving and take the Middle Eastern Dance class. Also, I want to visit the Buddhist Monastery and eat at all the Ethnic restaurants.

My greatest role model and why: My aunt for becoming an entrepreneur and opening her own pediatric clinic in India as well as creating a high school for girls in her hometown.

Favorite class at IU and why: My favorite class at IU was HPER-O 131 White Water Rafting.  I signed up with my roommates and it was nice to take a break from everything and go white water rafting for a weekend on the Nantahala River in North Carolina.

Favorite musical artist/group: A little bit of everything, but primarily Bollywood music.

Something that would surprise people about me or a fun fact:  I’m certified to teach tomahawk throwing. Also, even though my last name is Kumar, no, I don’t know any Harolds and I’ve never been to White Castle.