Arianne Parvaresh-Rizi, ‘25


Biomedical Engineering major


Geriatric and Oncology Volunteer at Rhode Island Hospital (RIH). Infection Control Ambassador at RIH. Volunteer Research Assistant with Sprout and STEM. Volunteer Undergraduate Researcher at URI Meenach Lab. Undergraduate researcher at the Wearable Biosensing Lab. VP of DocOpp (URI’s Premed Club). Secretary of Persian Cultural Student Association. Tutor with Zinkerz. Intern at Perelman School of Medicine of UPenn/Children’s Hospital of Pennsylvania. former RI-SURF INBRE fellow.

What would you tell your freshman self?

Embarking on the journey of being a pre-health student is no small feat. Plan meticulously, organize your efforts, and let your dreams guide your actions. Believe in your ability to overcome obstacles and adapt your approach when faced with unexpected twists and turns. This journey is not a solitary pursuit so surround yourself with people who uplift and inspire you, and seek mentors who have walked the path before you.