University of Southern California
Human Biology and Bioinformatics
Riya Goel is a rising Junior at USC studying human biology and bioinformatics. Her passion resides in cancer research; she has been studying lung adenocarcinoma with her laboratory for the last two years. She has held multiple leadership positions with several health education clubs on campus. USC offers a multitude of opportunities to get involved in medicine early; such explorations have helped develop her love for biology and healthcare. Her experiences with global health at a program through Oxford University as well as continuous work with a health-education based non-profit called TeachAIDS have strengthened her determination to create an equal opportunity for people to make well-informed choices regarding their health. Riya hopes to become an oncologist in the future, and she is thrilled to be a part of the Rivkin Center and begin her fight against cancer in a tangible way.
In her free time, Riya is a yoga instructor, photographer and writer. Her involvement with CorePower Yoga is one of her favorite things about USC. She loves taking photographs of her friends and sharing her commitments to yoga and meditation at health clinics in Los Angeles. She is indebted to the Rivkin education program for awarding her an opportunity to further her dedication to the field of cancer.