Deepa Patil

Deepa Patil

Age: 21
Home Town: Seattle, Washington
Education: BSc- Bachelor of Science, Philosophy & Biology, Tufts University
Specific Field Interests: Global Health Justice, International Development
Placement: Reaching Hand - Bangalore, Karnataka
Area of Focus: Public Health

Highlights: Deepa's interests in the philosophy, politics and economics of health inform her desire to understand public health initiatives and challenges in India. As an undergraduate, Deepa worked in teenage mental health promotion, college access efforts for Navajo youth and technology-driven Parkinson's Disease research advancement. Prior to AIF, Deepa was involved in nonprofit and community advocacy work as a Jonathan M. Tisch Scholar for Citizenship & Public Service and Institute for Global Leadership Synaptic Scholar.

Posts by Deepa Patil

Poop as a Social Construct Posted in 2016-17, Clinton Fellowship Blog

There is no particularly pleasant word to describe the waste that leaves our bowels after digestion. Faeces. Excreta. Stool. Poop. Composed of varying proportions of bacterial biomass, protein or nitrogenous…

In Pursuit of Shamelessness Posted in 2016-17, Clinton Fellowship Blog

There are few emotions more harmful than shame. It threatens the most fundamental love and respect people have for themselves. It is often accompanied by immeasurable discomfort, isolation and pain…