Akshay Keerthy is currently a student at the Harvard School of Dental Medicine. He grew up in Rochester Hills, Michigan and studied Biochemistry and Biopsychology, Cognition, and Neuroscience (BCN) at the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor. He has always been interested in pursuing a career in clinical dentistry and dental education. He was part of a team that researched oral health care and its impact on one’s quality of life. He has also devoted much of his time teaching and mentoring others. At the University of Michigan, Akshay was an Academic Peer Advisor for two years where he enjoyed helping hundreds of incoming freshman get ready for college and schedule their first semester classes. He enjoys mentoring individuals wherever he is able to pass down his experiences. In his free time, Akshay loves playing basketball, exploring new cities, watching Netflix, playing video games, and running in Boston.