Keerthi is a medical student in the Feinberg Class of 2022. Originally from St. Louis, MO, Keerthi graduated from Rice University in 2016 with a degree in Sociology. After graduating, Keerthi spent two years as an analyst at Advisory Board, a D.C.-based health care research firm. While there, she conducted research on the post-acute space in areas including hospital partnership strategy, value-based purchasing, and the evolving role of home health. In her free time, she loves biking, gardening (now sadly limited to windowsill plants), reading, and generally being in the great outdoors.