Payal Aggarwal was born and raised in Queens. She attended Bronx High School of Science and pursued an undergraduate degree in economics and chemistry at New York University. During her time at NYU, Aggarwal was a resident hall assistant and actively involved in the community service organization, NYU Alternative Breaks. She went on week-long service trips every year of college and helped train leaders of these trips as well. She enrolled in the Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine and pursued her doctorate there. She was elected as the Student Body Vice President and represented the school nationally at AACOM’s Council of Osteopathic Government Presidents. She was then elected to the E-board of COSGP and served as the organization’s Global Health Representative advocating on behalf of 26,000 osteopathic medical students nationally and internationally.
Payal recently graduated medical school, is starting her pediatrics residency at the Brooklyn Hospital Center, and hopes to pursue pediatric oncology as her specialty in the future.