Ronak Shah


Ronak Shah is a junior majoring in Cognitive Science, with an individualized major in Conflict Resolution. He is working on minors in Spanish and Criminal Justice. He is interested in bounded rationality, attributional ethics, and alternatives to incarceration.

A Wells Scholar and a student in the Hutton Honors College, Ronak has served as co-chair of the Collins Board of Educational Programming for three semesters, also teaching a peer-instructed seminar at Collins Living-Learning Center. In 2008, he taught a four-week course on Hinduism and Jainism for students at Collins. He worked as a DJ for a world music show on WIUX radio, and.  In Bloomington, Ronak volunteers as an assistant dispute mediator at the Community Justice and Mediation Center.

Originally from Indianapolis, IN, Ronak is an alumnus of Pike High School, graduating as a National AP Scholar and a National Merit Finalist, with an International Baccalaureate Diploma in Peace & Conflict Studies. At Pike High School, he was involved in the performing arts, playing trumpet in marching band, piano in jazz band, and French horn in the symphony orchestra. He served as president of Key Club and vice-president of National Honors Society and Spanish Honor Society. He also participated in Model United Nations and Mock Trial for two years. During the summer of 2007, Ronak traveled to San Luis Potosi, Mexico, with the IU Honors Program to practice and learn Spanish.

Ronak plays the tin whistle. On Wednesdays, he enjoys contra dancing with the Bloomington Old-Time Music & Dance Group.

Ronak can be contacted by e-mail at: roshah@indiana.edu.