My name is Hari Ganti, and I was actually born in Montréal before moving to the US. Growing up in Minnesota, I picked up some of my favorite hobbies, like horseback riding, downhill skiing, and martial arts. Eventually, I moved to California to pursue my Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering.
Stanford changed me considerably. Originally, I had planned on a path directly to medical school after graduating, followed by specialization in neurosurgery. After working in a lab exploring human motor neuroscience, and taking design-centered classes, I shifted to focus on design methodology and the application of user interactions to the development of a product from conception to creation.
Along the way, I rediscovered the joy of music, and joined the Leland Stanford Junior University Marching Band. Managing to escape responsibility for almost four years, I ended up leading the tööbz for a year.
I also found myself in a position of responsibility within the Stanford Alpine Ski & Snowboard Team. The year after qualifying for nationals, I decided that managing the team's finances would be thrilling, and I was elected the team's financial officer. That year was, perhaps, the first and only year the team left the year with more money than it started with.
One of my most rewarding experiences, however, was in joining a lab on campus. A major interest of mine is in the development of brain-computer interfaces, such as neuroprosthetics. The Brains in Silicon Lab and the Manips Lab combined efforts to create the Haptic fMRI Interface project. I developed my primary skill set in using CAD software to design and develop haptic robots that we used in conjunction with fMRI imaging to develop models for human neuromotor control and coordination.
But four years passed quickly, and I wasn't quite ready for the real world. After submitting a few med school applications, I decided that path wasn't for me (yet), and applied to the coterm program, which admitted me as a masters student in mechanical engineering.
Of course, I enjoy a few other activities beyond designing and building things. I also love skiing, hiking, music, traveling, scotch, and the futility of maintaining an old vehicle (something is always broken).
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