Shriya Patnaik

Counsellor/Financial Aid consultant




Shriya Patnaik is an undergraduate student at Cornell University. . In the year 2010, she was selected by Cornell University for Undergraduate study and also received the Cornell- Tata Scholarship, given to five Indian students per class. In 2011, Shriya was felicitated by the National Society of Collegiate Scholars for excellence in academics. In 2011, she made it to the Dean’s List, Cornell University, College of Arts and Sciences, for her consistently high GPA in academics. In Spring 2011, she received the rare distinction of a ‘Cornell Tradition Fellow,’ awarded to high achievers. Shriya is an International Ambassador for Undergraduate Admissions at Cornell, and has organized workshops at various schools and the United States India Educational Foundation, New Delhi. She is a member of the Ivy Council, and has attended several Ivy League conferences. To promote the rich literature, history and culture of indigenous societies, she is a research Assistant at the Future of Minority Studies Project at college. She is also a Language Archiver at the Cornell Language Acquisition Lab.


Shriya dabbles in Creative Writing. Her award winning poems and articles have been published in Children’s World and Scholastic India. In addition, she has also published a book of Short Stories for children.


Besides academics and extra-curriculars, Shriya has also been actively engaged in various philanthropic activities. She has worked at Basundhara, a Rehabilitation Center for victims of HIV, Human Trafficking and Prostitution, in a bid to mitigate their suffering since 2002. In an effort to mitigate the suffering of these victims, she has also worked at the Ministry of Home Affairs, India, in 2010, on a project to combat trafficking in the nation.


Shriya is currently studying History and International Relations at Oxford University, Mansfield College.