Ambar Mehta

Ambar MehtaAge: 21
Hometown: Coral Springs, FL
Education: BS, Biology and Materials Science & Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Specific Field Interests: Health, Education, Human Rights, Children and Youth, Microfinance
Placement: Ummeed, Mumbai, Maharashtra.
Area of Focus: Public Health

Highlights: Ambar’s future aspiration is to become a physician serving underserved communities by improving access to health and education. His extracurricular activities, internships, and development experience in high school and at MIT helped him recognize that health and education are intertwined human rights necessary for the socioeconomic development of an individual.  Such activities include helping design a microcredit and vocational training program for transgendered individuals and intravenous drug users in Delhi, interning at Physicians for Human Rights, and starting the MIT chapter of the 501c(3) educational initiative United InnoWorks Academy. On the side, Ambar loves working with children, reading, playing basketball and tennis, and socializing with friends.