Jai Sharma '19 has always been passionate about politics, and Lausanne's Model United Nations club gave him the opportunity to pursue his interests while expanding his knowledge of the topic.
“Model UN has opened me up to international relations and the complexities that are required when drafting global solutions,” said Jai. "I began to understand the various ways to tackle an issue from a policy perspective, as any small change can affect a larger population in unforeseen ways.”
His family plays a large role in his passion for politics and has always encouraged him to explore new interests.
“My love for politics came from both my mother and father, as they have always been interested in India’s political history,” said Jai. “They helped me become an avid reader to learn more about the world around me. “My sister has not only supported me but also aided me in whatever endeavor I embark on. She helped introduce me to programming camps which sparked my interest in computer science and she helped guide me when choosing my clubs, which led to my interest in International Relations.”
Jai has loved Lausanne since he began as a senior Kindergartner and followed his interests in a diverse selection of extra-curricular activities. When he isn’t busy representing a country for Model UN or expressing his political ideologies in Debate Club, he can usually be found on stage performing for musical theatre or on the tennis court playing Varsity Tennis.
Now that his senior year at Lausanne is wrapping and he prepares for life after graduation, Jai has decided to continue down the path his sister helped lead him to by majoring in Computer Science and International Relations. He is still deciding on what school to attend and has been accepted to the University of Michigan, Georgia Tech and the University of Memphis.
Wherever life leads him, his time at Lausanne can be a reminder of the people that encouraged him to embrace his passions and the place where he will always be a Lynx.
This senior profile was written by communications intern Isaac Weiss '19