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Ritu Raman

Ritu Raman

Forbes’ 30 under 30 | MIT postdoctoral fellow | Class of 2016

Whenever one of the world’s most promising young scientists makes it back to campus, her first stop is always the same.

“My favorite campus spot is the arboretum,” says 26-year-old MIT postdoctoral fellow Ritu Raman (MS/Ph.D. ’16), recently named to Forbes’ 2018 30-under-30 in science list.

“I spent four wonderful years at Illinois, and the natural beauty and calmness of the arboretum was the perfect setting for self-reflection, regardless of the season. Initially, it was a place for me to run away from the rest of campus and the people in it, but as I formed and grew strong bonds with my new friends, I started dragging them along with me. 

“I have very fond memories of rambling walks, badminton games and birthday picnics at the arboretum, and it will always be the first place I return to when I visit Chambana.”

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