Bhaskar Abhiraman is from New Canaan, Connecticut, where he graduated from New Canaan High School. He developed a love for scientific research when he studied select genes in the parasite Toxoplasma gondii at Einstein College of Medicine. Later, Bhaskar researched in a neuroscience laboratory at Yale University. His interests in research and the challenge of sustainability led him towards the VIPER program, in which he intends to pursue Physics and Electrical Engineering. Outside of academics, Bhaskar plays piano and sings with the Penn Glee Club.