Ria Deshmukh is a Senior at Virginia Tech majoring in Criminology and Sociology. As a college student, Ria believes that education should be used to create lasting change. She uses the things she learns in class to help the Blacksburg community by community organizing and spreading awareness. When she is not in school she enjoys painting, watching movies, and spending time with her loved ones. In the future, she hopes to go to grad school and work for a research institution.