Rishi is a fourth-year medical student at University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. He grew up in Oregon and graduated from UCLA, with a degree in biology. He joined the Keller laboratory in 2013 as an intern and subsequently researched at cc-TDI as a research volunteer first-class starting in 2015. He has a strong interest in developing targeted therapy for rare pediatric cancers and civic activism to help fund rare pediatric cancers. Rishi has been involved with multiple projects, including rhabdomyosarcoma synthetic lethal drug screen, hepatoblastoma, and epithelioid sarcoma. In addition, Rishi has been a guest lecturer at the 2015 and 2016 nanocourses.