Sonya Gupta graduated from the University of Illinois at Chicago with a double degree in Biological Sciences and Polish, Russian, & Eastern European Studies. As an undergraduate, Sonya examined the intersection of the humanities and medicine and studied abroad in Moscow. She participated in the 2021 Undergraduate REES Think Tank fellowship program, where she researched the effects of the politicization of state medicine on the adoption of folk medicine in the Soviet Union. Sonya is interested in investigating cross-cultural approaches to medicine, the societal factors influencing health, and the evolution of the healthcare system in the region.
Graduate Student Associate
A.M. Candidate in Regional Studies—REECA