Arrowsmith, a 1925 satirical novel by Sinclair Lewis, offers readers a lens into the ethical, professional, and personal dilemmas in a medical career during the 1920s
Author Archives: Harika Kottakota
Harika Kottakota is currently a freshman at Stanford University, aspiring to study both biological sciences and literature. She is a published poet specializing in free verse, and her poem “White Monarch” was nominated for the Pushcart Prize by The Riding Light. Currently, Harika is a writer for multiple organizations and websites and is dedicated to informing others through her writing. She enjoys especially writing about issues revolving around feminism, empowerment, advocacy, public health, technology, and literary arts.
Harika’s wide range of interests have compelled her to begin working with causes such as UN Women USNC (Los Angeles chapter), Doctors for America, American Association of University Women, Miss Heard Magazine, and American Medical Women’s Association. She is currently an extern at the Association for Science in Autism Treatment, inspired by her own brother’s autism diagnosis and her goal to effectively use communication in medicine. Although Harika's ultimate professional goal is to become a physician, she hopes to continue pursuing her literary passions throughout her life.