Indu Chelliah

Age: 22
Home Town: Charlottesville, VA
Education: BS in Molecular, Cellular & Developmental Biology from Yale University
Specific Field Interests: Public health, environmental sustainability, mixed method research
Placement: Sightlife, New Delhi
Area of Focus: Public Health

Highlights: As an undergraduate, Indu's dual interests in the biological and social sciences led to a natural focus on public health, which she further explored through volunteer work and research conducted with different low-income clinics. Interested in learning more about how health issues vary on a global scale, Indu participated in a semester-long study abroad program that compared public health systems and challenges in India, Argentina, and South Africa, providing her first critical look at development issues in India. Following graduation, Indu spent the 2013-2014 academic year working at a Delhi-based research and consulting company that focused on health and development issues in South Asia.

Second Chances, Second Glances

In fall 2013, I showed up in Delhi with a suitcase and an address for my new job, knowing zero people and zero places in India’s biggest metropolis. One year

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