Hello! My name is Himani Patel, and I'm a first year PhD student in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry I grew up in Kenya and completed my undergraduate work in the states before attending Notre Dame. Outside of class, I like being involved in science clubs on campus and exploring South Bend and Chicago. One of my favorite parts about being a Notre Dame student is being able to interact with people from different cultures. It is always fascinating to also get to know people in completely different fields of studies.