Asif is in his senior year of study in biology and neuroscience in the College of Arts and Sciences. Coming to Syracuse from Old Bridge, New Jersey, he has been engaged in many important initiatives during his undergraduate years, including serving last year as chair of academic affairs for the Student Association. He also served as a resident advisor for the Office of Student Living in the 2019-20 and 2020-21 academic years.
Asif’s research focuses on evolutionary biology and sexual selection. He is deeply involved in health sciences, having served as a patient care intern at SUNY Upstate Medical University. He also serves as the vice president of finance for the Phi Delta Epsilon International Medical Fraternity New York Nu Chapter at Syracuse University. He intends to pursue a career in medicine.
Responding to the pandemic, Asif is a crisis mental health counselor at Crisis Text Line and a patient care technician at St. Joseph’s Hospital Health Center in Syracuse, assisting with the influx of patients due to COVID-19. In 2020, he volunteered with the CommonHealth Project, building COVID-19 face shields and delivering them across local communities in the Central New Jersey Region.
Asif serves as one of two undergraduate student representatives appointed for the 2021-22 academic year. He also participates, ex officio, on the Enrollment and the Student Experience Committee.
As of September 28, 2021