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2020 Graduate Student Contribution to Community Life Award Recipients

Born and raised in Narayanganj, Bangladesh, Ramisa is the first Ivy League student from her hometown. She was the first single female to leave her hometown to pursue her bachelor’s degree in Biomedical Engineering from Penn State, where she was the first international student to receive ‘Freshman of the Year’ award. Ramisa joined Brown University in Fall 2018, working on a research collaboration with Dr. Jonghwan Lee and her research inspiration, Dr. Jeff Morgan, pursuing her master’s degree in Biomedical Engineering. During her time at Brown, Ramisa has served in the International Student Advisory Board, and was featured in the prestigious NAFSA Magazine when Brown was awarded the Senator Paul Simon Award for Comprehensive Internationalization.