Sandya Subramanian is a fifth-year Ph.D. student in the Harvard-MIT Health Sciences and Technology (HST) program. Her research is on tracking pain under anesthesia during surgery with Dr. Emery Brown at MIT and the Massachusetts General Hospital. She is the outgoing Ph.D. chair of the HST Joint Council, inaugural Ph.D. Advocacy chair, and serves as a student representative on the MIT Women’s Advisory Group and Dean of Engineering Graduate Student Advisory Group in Engineering. She has previously served on several departmental, school-wide, and institute-wide committees focused on student wellness, and was co-founder of a start-up focused on mental health. She was a Goldwater Scholar, Churchill Scholar, NSF Graduate Fellow, and MIT Presidential Fellow.