Q&A with UC Berkeley University Medalist of the Year Ritankar Das
Ritankar Das, the top graduating senior at the University of California, Berkeley, is the recipient of the prestigious University Medal. The University Medal is awarded to an outstanding graduating student with a minimum GPA of 3.96. With a phenomenal grade-point average of 3.99, 18-year-old Das is the youngest to receive the medal in at least a century. He double majored in chemical biology and bioengineering and minored in creative writing.