Mahima Patel '23
Mahima Patel ’23 took a total of five lab classes this academic year in anatomy and physiology, chemistry, and molecular biology — but never stepped foot on the Lasell University campus. Patel was one of many students who, amid the COVID-19 pandemic, opted to study entirely online in the 2020-2021 academic year. The health science major advanced her knowledge and completed coursework entirely from her home on Cape Cod in Falmouth, Massachusetts, thanks to flexible teaching and learning methods provided by Professors Kimberly Farah and Stephen Sarikas, and to her grandfather, who translated his 30-year career as a mathematics and science professor in India into a new role as mentor, tutor, and at-home support system. This summer, Mahima will work as a pharmacy technician trainee at CVS to continue her exploration of careers in health.