Rucha Kapshikar

Student Patient Relations Representative

  • Professional and Educational Background: I’m a junior studying Health Policy & Management at the Gillings School of Global Public Health here at UNC. I also have a minor in English.
  • Originally from: Apex, NC
  • Family: At home, I live with my parents, sister, and adorable dog. On campus, I’m in an apartment with my 3 best friends.
  • Hobbies/Sports: Ukulele, guitar, reading, writing, and painting.
  • Pets: Labradoodle – Chase; he’s 6 years old.
  • Who has influenced you the most when it comes to how you approach his work? A professor I had told me about jarring health disparities in the U.S., which brought me to health equity.
  • What’s a work-related accomplishment that you’re really proud of? A project I did to promote violence prevention at UNC via the Violence Prevention & Advocacy Services.
  • What's one thing most people don't know about you? My favorite animals are turtles.
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