The 2022 Truman Scholars Include Four Indian American Students

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The 2022 Truman Scholars Include Four Indian American Students

Truman Scholarship is the premier graduate scholarship for aspiring public service leaders in the United States

FREMONT, CA: Four Indian American college students have been chosen as Truman Scholars for 2022. The Truman Scholarship is the nation's most prestigious graduate scholarship for prospective public servants. The Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation announced that Avi Gupta, Bhav Jain, Amisha A Kambath, and Eshika Kaul are among 58 extraordinary undergraduate students from 53 US colleges and universities selected as 2022 Truman Scholars. Each Truman Scholar receives financing for graduate school, leadership training, career guidance, and unique federal internship and fellowship opportunities.

The scholarship, which Congress established in 1975 as a living tribute to Harry S. Truman, the 33rd President of the United States, continues his legacy by supporting and motivating the next generation of public servants. The Foundation’s Executive Secretary and a 1996 Truman Scholar from Pennsylvania showed confidence that these 58 new Trumans would meet their generation’s challenges together. The 2022 Truman Scholars were chosen from around the country as inventive, purposeful, patriotic problem-solvers who never shied away from a challenge.

At Stanford University, Avi Gupta, an Oregon native, studies political science and computer science, emphasizing American politics and artificial intelligence (AI). His passion for public service at the interface of technology and policy stems from his AI engineering and public policy expertise. He plans to pursue a JD to use the law as a tool for policymaking. Gupta sees a set of common-sense policies that mitigate rising technology's adverse effects while also maximizing its revolutionary potential to create a more egalitarian, effective, and responsive government. He's particularly interested in reexamining the role of social media algorithms in spreading disinformation to prevent political polarization. Gupta enjoys basketball, trying different cuisines, and walking his family's labradoodle, Zaylie.

Bhav Jain is a student at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Pennsylvania. As a future physician-policymaker, Jain is interested in global health care delivery and clinical care transformation. His work has appeared in Nature Medicine, American Journal of Public Health, Journal of Clinical Cancer, Annals of Surgical Oncology, and American Journal of Managed Care. It has spanned oncology delivery, health inequities, and health system change. Amisha A Kambath of California is a Harvard University student studying social studies and economics. She is interested in the criminal justicial system, focusing on the intersecting threads of economic opportunity, violence, urban economic growth, police, and alternatives to jail. She is committed to a life inspired by justice. Her background in various academic disciplines, including sociology, economics, history, political theory, and literature, has led her to believe that addressing issues like the persistence of violence and economic marginalization in high-crime neighborhoods requires a multi-pronged interdisciplinary approach.