Vinay Matai, Class of 2012
Doctor of Podiatric Medicine (DPM)
I was raised in a family of educators, who became entrepreneurs upon coming to America. Growing up, my parents’ business in Greenville, South Carolina was a major part of my life giving me my first business lessons. I also developed an interest in sciences, which led me eventually to attend Barry’s School of Podiatry upon which I received several scholarships.
At Barry, I found my niche by becoming heavily involved in student organizations and then elected in leadership positions such as class Vice President, Florida Podiatric Medical Student Association (FPMSA) Treasurer, and Editor in Chief of our quarterly newsletter. I find it very essential to have a good balance between academics and a dynamic social life, making Barry University the perfect place to achieve that outcome. I encourage all to be a voice in our profession and to: “Be the change you want to see in the world.”- Gandhi