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Shriya is a PhD student in Medical Engineering and Medical Physics through the Harvard-MIT Health Sciences and Technology program. She holds a B.S. in Biomedical Engineering, with a concentration in biomaterials. Shriya is currently working on redesigning amputation surgeries and neural interfaces in Dr. Hugh Herr’s Biomechatronics lab. These will enable patients to control their prostheses with native neural signals and receive sensory feedback.
Apart from her career in medical engineering, Shriya is also an accomplished Bharathanatyam artist and has learnt Bharathanatyam from Guru Smt. Sujatha Srinivasan for the past 19 years. She is known for her vibrant stage presence and emotive capacity.
Critics from The Hindu praised her ability to “blend soft grace with razor-sharp adavus,” calling her a “bright spark of the second generation.”
She co-founded the Anubhava Dance Company in 2015 - an initiative that brings together first-generation Indian-American students.