Rintu Saju is a first-year medical student at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. Rintu was born and raised in India and moved to the United States at the age of 10. Most of his childhood experiences inspired him to pursue a career in medicine. Rintu received his B.S. in Exercise Sciences from the University of California, Irvine where he also did a minor in Public Health. Throughout his undergraduate experience, Rintu explored his passions for addressing health inequities within underserved communities in L.A. and O.C. He’s conducted community-partnered participatory research exploring the needs of the Watts community and have assessed the effectiveness of neighborhood park level interventions in Garden Grove. His experiences make him passionate about pursuing a career in primary care aiming to be an advocate for underserved communities, both locally and nationally. Aside from his professional aspirations, Rintu enjoys playing volleyball, spending time with his family and friends, and considers himself a boba enthusiast.