White House Author
Pratishtha was born in New Delhi, India and is a DACA recipient. She migrated to the United States at age 10. She is currently a senior at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) and will graduate in May with a BS in Biology. She is an active member of the API Youth Convening-DACA Collaborative planning committee and the Maryland Dream Youth Committee (MDYC). She is also a member of Dreamers for DREAMers student organization at UMBC. After graduation, Pratishtha will be working (thanks to DACA) as an emergency room medical scribe and will pursue a Certified Nursing Assistant Program at Howard Community College. She hopes to attend medical school in Fall 2017.