Although I grew up in Hong Kong, my formative years were spent in Pune and growing up our household always had the punekar edge to it. I graduated as valedictorian and Student of the Year from high school in Hong Kong. However, apart from the high school community and some volunteering, I am yet to step into the frontiers of scientific research. Currently, I am first year medical student at University College Dublin, Ireland. A little overwhelmed by the rapid changes, but looking forward to the next chapter of my life.