Vipin Adhlakha parents instilled in him the importance of giving back to the community. He spent three summers as a counselor and trainer at a science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) camp for disadvantaged high school kids. He feels accomplished in spreading his enthusiasm for biology to members of underrepresented urban communities who otherwise might need to be made aware of the numerous rewarding career paths that can be taken with science education.
Vipin is pursuing a dual career as a doctor-scientist at a medical university. In the long run, he hopes to become recognized as a leader in the fight against cancer research. Vipin enjoys playing tennis and preparing authentic Indian meals for his loved ones in his spare time.
In addition, he was a member of the executive board of NetSAP DC, a group of Asian professionals who get together regularly for networking and social events and to share their personal and cultural interests through activities like book clubs and community service projects. These days, it's more important than ever for him to keep tabs on his fellow AAPIs and lend his support as they face tremendous obstacles.