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Alpha Class

Spring 2009

Name: Sameer Patel
Brother Name/Number: Illustrious 80
Date of Birth: 10/10/89
Major: Biomedical Engineering

Interests/Hobbies: Basketball, Football, Volleyball, Drawing, Watching Sports

I was born in Jersey City, New Jersey where I spent most of my life growing up. Living in the community that I did shaped me to become the well rounded and culturally aware individual that I am today. I am not only deeply involved in being a brother of Iota Nu Delta, but also a devoted member of my temple Yogi Divine Society Swaminarayan Mandir. I enjoy spending quality time with my friends and brothers. I am a down to earth person and easy to get along with. I hope to one day to become a successful Biomedical Engineer and start my own company or probably take over J& J and make it Patel & Patel.

Name: Malay Parekh
Brother Name/Number: Crank 76
Date of Birth: 1/24/89
Major: Cell Biology and Neuroscience 

Interests/Hobbies: Watching tv, sports, hanging out

Crossed in Spring 09 (Alpha Class). Malay Parekh is a fun loving, determined person with high aspirations.

Name: Janish M. Kothari
Brother Name/Number: Jaws 102
Date of Birth: 5/25/89
Major: Biology

Minor: Psychology

Interests/Hobbies: Basketball, Football, Snowboarding, Music

As a first generation Indian, my goal doesn’t span beyond the scope of many other individual. I want the best for myself and my family. I aspire to become a renown physician one day and do major work in the medical field to make a difference. Whether you see me at the gym shooting some hoops or horsing around with some of the Brothers and my other friends, you should know that I am easily approachable and extremely friendly. So if you see me around come say what's up.

Name: Akash Patel
Brother Name/Number: Southpaw 73
Date of Birth: 12/18/88
Major: Biomedical Engineering

Interests/Hobbies: Sleeping, cars, swimming, movies, books

I was born in India, and raised in Jersey City, NJ. I attended McNair Academic High School and graduated as an AP scholar and a member of the National Honor Society. I went on to Rutgers University - New Brunswick to pursue a degree in Biomedical Engineering with a concentration in prosthetics. After working in the industry, I plan on pursing a medical degree with the hopes of becoming a pediatrician.

Name: Divyesh Rathod
Brother Name/Number: Devastator 51
Date of Birth: 4/5/89
Major: Nutrition

Minor: Sociology

Interests/Hobbies: Sports, Video Games, Traveling, long walks on the beach

I was born in India and came to the United States when I was five years old in 1995. I had lived in North Jersey and then moved to Williamstown, New Jersey and have lived there ever since. After high school, I did a year of Post Graduate School at Choate Rosemary Hall, which is a boarding preparatory school to continue my basketball career. After a year of prep school I tore my ACL and had to attend rehab training. After that, I decided to pursue my academic dreams of becoming a physical therapist.

Name: Niraj Sheth
Brother Name/Number: Surge 135
Date of Birth: 11/11/88
Major: Cellular Biology & Neuroscience

Minor: Economics

Interests/Hobbies: Soccer, Ping Pong, House/Trance Music

I grew up in Parsippany, NJ. I love to play soccer and ping pong, listen to house/progressive/trance/rock, and watch movies. I have an odd obsession with J. Crew, Apple, cars, Natalie Portman and Scarlett Johansson. I could watch Star Wars all day long or play fruit ninja/flight control for hours. I love food but I can't cook because my mom thinks I will burn the house down so I end up watching food network on TV, also along CNN & science channel. I'm striving to become an ophthalmologist but I'll do whatever I have to become successful.

Name: Kunal Mehta
Brother Name/Number: G-Force 191
Date of Birth: 6/22/89
Major: Cell Biology and Neuroscience

Interests/Hobbies: Basketball, Football, Following Sports

I was born and raised in Jersey City, New Jersey. I crossed as the Iota Nu Delta in Spring 2009 as part of the Alpha Class of Rutgers Colony. I am currently a senior at Rutgers University pursuing medical school. My hobbies include playing and following sports, casual reading, and having a good time.

Name: Dhaval Amin
Brother Name/Number: Bloodshed 52
Date of Birth: 9/10/89
Major: Cell Biology and Neuroscience 

Minor: Psychology

Interests/Hobbies: Phi Delta Epsilon - Alpha Class, Movies, Reading, and Traveling

Born in Ahmadabad, India, I have been living in Jersey City, NJ since the age of 4. I have a strong passion for learning and am always up to discover or try something new. I enjoy working out and sampling various genres of music. Clearly, Mind, Body, and Soul is how I define myself, and hence I chose Iota Nu Delta to identify myself throughout my years at Rutgers University. After graduating in 2011, I will pursue a career in Podiatric Medicine with hopes of becoming a Board Certified Podiatric Surgeon.

Name: Ankur Patel
Brother Name/Number: Covenant 47
Date of Birth: 10/10/89
Major: Biomedical Engineering

Interests/Hobbies: Baseball, Swimming,Music, Puzzles

I was born in New Jersey and raised in Jersey City. I think of myself as a logical and level-headed person. I like learning and experiencing new things- you can always interest me with a random fact. I am an eco-friendly person who always pushes for a greener earth and a better future. I am currently the Step Master for our organization and it has opened a new world and passion for me, check out some of the things I helped put together on our Media page.

Name: Sagar Dave
Brother Name/Number: Blacksmith 282
Date of Birth: 6/15/90
Major: Cell Biology and Neuroscience

Minor: Psychology

Interests/Hobbies: Football, Reading, Kite Fighting, Full-Contact Origami

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