Cassandra Anandappa

Cassandra Anandappa

Medical Student at Midwestern University

Downers Grove, Illinois (Greater Chicago Area)
Medical Practice

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Cassandra Anandappa's Overview

  • Student Advocate at LIFT-Chicago
  • Resident Assistant at Loyola University Chicago Residence Life

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Cassandra Anandappa's Summary

I am entering medical school with the hope of graduating and working in family medicine. I have experience in working with social service and volunteer programs, and my long-term goal is to integrate the ideals behind social work and community-building with healthcare. I am a firm believer in holistic care and working for the benefit of others at a grassroots level, and I am looking forward to bringing these values into my future work as a doctor.

Cassandra Anandappa's Experience

Educational Institution; 1001-5000 employees; Higher Education industry

May 2012Present (2 years 5 months)

Studying osteopathic medicine

Student Advocate


September 2011May 2012 (9 months)

I assisted Chicago residents in finding ways to obtain basic needs such as food and housing, as well as helping them create or improve resumes, apply for employment, register for public benefits or healthcare, and a host of other services depending on what my clients needed to improve their standard of living.

Educational Institution; 1001-5000 employees; Higher Education industry

August 2009May 2011 (1 year 10 months)

I helped first-year undergrads adjust to college life by providing a safe and educational environment, and I was a resource that could provide them with information about the university and any other questions, concerns, or crises that might arise.

Cassandra Anandappa's Volunteer Experience & Causes

  • Volunteer Experience

    • Client Advocate

      LIFT Chicago
      • Civil Rights and Social Action
      September 2011 May 2012 (9 months)

      I assisted our clients in applying and searching for jobs, which included improving their resume, providing access to computers to apply for jobs, and assisting in physically completing application forms; I helped clients search for housing that suited their financial standing; I helped clients find and apply for federal programs as well as other local resources to help them get back on their feet, and I also provided general emotional support through their personal struggles.

Cassandra Anandappa's Languages

  • Spanish

Cassandra Anandappa's Skills & Expertise

  1. Spanish-speaking
  2. Personal Training
  3. Communication Skills
  4. Piano
  5. Creative Writing
  6. Resume Writing
  7. Hand Knitting
  8. Windows Movie Maker
  9. PowerPoint development
  10. Student Development

Cassandra Anandappa's Education

Midwestern University

20122016 (expected)

Loyola University of Chicago

Bachelor of Science (B.S.), Biology/Biological Sciences, General


Grade: Magna Cum Laude

During the fall semester of 2012 I participated in a family food study research project conducted by graduate student Melissa Howell. My research partners and I interviewed four families in the Rogers Park, IL area using photo elicitation interview techniques and collected data on how families in this particular location made their food choices.

Activities and Societies: National Residence Hall Honorary (2010-2012), American Medical Student Association (2008-2009)

Cassandra Anandappa's Additional Information


health care and fitness, science and research, epidemiology, literature, knitting and crocheting, music, piano

Groups and Associations:

Mechanisms of Human Health and Disease (2007), National Youth Leadership Forum (2006)

Honors and Awards:

Deans List (2008-2012)
Graduated Magna Cum Laude

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