Pooja K. Agarwal has contributed a significant amount of time, talent and treasure to IMSA as an alumna. Following graduation, Agarwal became actively involved in the IMSA Alumni Association and served as an at-large cabinet member for three years. She volunteered as an Intersession facilitator from 2004-2007 and assisted as the alumni liaison in 2006, recruiting alumni and organizing appreciation activities. Agarwal’s efforts helped to build the foundation for alumni volunteerism in Intersession, which reached record-high alumni participation in 2009. Since 2001, she has also been actively involved in the IMSA Kids Institute (KI) program as a teacher and member of the KI Alumni Advisory Committee. In addition, Agarwal coordinated a highly successful five-year reunion for her class and co-coordinated an alumni regional event in St. Louis. She served as a class agent for two years in support of the IMSA Fund for Advancement of Education and serves as a member of the IMSA President’s Alumni Advisory Committee (IPAAC). Agarwal is currently studying toward a Ph.D. in Cognitive Psychology at Washington University in St. Louis as a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow. She also serves as research coordinator for a grant from the Institute of Education Sciences, conducting learning and memory research at a middle school in Columbia, IL. She is a proud recipient of the Harry S. Truman Scholarship for her leadership and commitment to public service and is the vice president of the Truman Scholars Association.
Agarwal, Pooja K. '01, "Recipient of the 2009 Alumni Titan Award" (2009). Alumni Titan Award. 4.