Hi! My name is Saanvi Gupte and I’m originally from Chicago, Illinois. I’m 18 years old and a freshman in college, currently going to school in North Carolina. I was diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis in June 2020.
I found out about Girls With Guts through Instagram. When I was first diagnosed with UC, I searched up all the accounts affiliated with Inflammatory Bowel Disease, and Girls With Guts was one of them!
Getting diagnosed with UC felt very intimidating. I decided to volunteer with Girls With Guts in an effort to connect with others who have IBD. Volunteering was also a way for me to give back to the IBD community, and hopefully help out the next person navigating through their new diagnosis.
Outside of Girls With Guts, I am also a member of the National Council of College Leaders for the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation. Additionally, I volunteer with The Asian Americans with Disabilities Initiative. During my free time, you will find me hanging out with my dog or cooking up new recipes in the kitchen!