Mounika Parimi

Mounika Parimi

Mounika Parimi graduated from the University of Redlands in April 2014, summa cum laude, with a Bachelor of Arts in biology and music, and departmental honors in music. During her time at Redlands, Parimi participated in Madrigal Singers, Chapel Singers, and Bel Canto under the direction of Dr. Nicholle Andrews and Dr. Joe Modica. She was part of a larger ensemble that sung Mozart’s requiem at Carnegie Hall. A student of Cindy Snyder, Mounika was instructed in private voice lessons and had the opportunity to sing in art song and aria recitals.

Mounika spent a semester abroad in Salzburg, Austria, where she continued to take voice lessons and attend world-class musical performances frequently. It was during her time abroad, mentored by Dr. Katie Baber, that she developed an interest in musicology. Exploring this newfound interest, Parimi developed a senior research capstone and lecture-recital titled “Musical Mixes of ‘Classical’ India and the West: Exploring Novel Styles.” Her essay won the Armacost Library Undergraduate Research Award, which is allocated to a student for excellent research and critical thinking abilities.

In addition to music, Mounika also immersed herself in the sciences. After graduating with induction into the national liberal arts society Phi Beta Kappa, Parimi worked at the City of Hope National Medical Center as a research associate in a diabetes laboratory. Having won a prestigious Fulbright scholarship, Parimi is continuing diabetes research at the Technische Universität in Dresden, Germany. With a passion for the medical field, Parimi plans to complete medical school and practice medicine internationally.

Mounika is a 2015 Fulbright Scholar and 2015 Rotary Scholarship recipient.

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