Hello! My name is Tahseen Shaik and I am a senior studying Neurobiology at UW-Madison. I was born in Andhra Pradesh, India and grew up in Wisconsin. I grew up in a Muslim household but was surrounded my various faiths both here and in India. I learned about my religion by studying and applying it every day growing up; it was very important to my upbringing, molding my morals and identity. And I learned about other religions and cultures from family friends, neighbors, and the community — which taught me to appreciate the similarities and differences among religions. As a CRGC fellow, I hope to explore more conversations, learn from my peers, and share my experiences. I am excited to be a part of a program that encourages knowledge and understanding of others.