Kalyani Kottilil is third year undergraduate student studying Bioinformatics at UCSD. She is very interested in the intersections between healthcare, technology, and design, and has applied these interests in her past and current experiences. During her internship at Gilead Sciences, she contributed to Hepatitis B research by utilizing a combination of computer science and biology principles. At school, she works at the Center for AIDS research and the Gage Lab of Neuroscience at the Salk Institute. Aside from work and school, she enjoys drawing and painting and has been interested in art since she was very young. Kalyani believes that where diverse disciplines meet is where the most innovation is seen, and she hopes to ultimately teach this interdisciplinary way of thinking to her students.