Simrun Bhagat is currently a senior at the University of California, Santa Barbara, where she is pursuing a degree in Global Studies and Technology Management / Entrepreneurship. Her hobbies include skiing, yoga & Pilates, and travel. She recently spent a summer on the Tibetan Plateau volunteering at a grade school, where she discovered her love for writing through keeping a daily journal. That summer inspired her to become a journalist with a focus on culture and society. Aside from volunteering and academia, Simrun enjoys spending her time outdoors, partaking in a variety of adrenaline-pumping activities on land and in water.