Pranati Pillutla, Texas Tech University Health Science Center, School of Medicine
Major: Doctor of Medicine (M.D.)
At the age of 14, Pranati Pillutla left high school to study at California State University, Los Angeles. Her brother, who has autism, inspired her to study science and pursue a medical career. At Cal State LA, she worked under Dr. Robert Vellanoweth studying the aging processes of plants. In the future, Pranati hopes to serve as a physician and advocate for those with special needs.