Age: 23
Home Town: Princeton, New Jersey
Education: BA- Bachelor of Arts, Health and Societies (Public Health), University of Pennsylvania
Specific Field Interests: Public Health/ Maternal and Child Health
Placement: Bempu - Bangalore, Karnataka
Area of Focus: Technology/Innovation

Highlights: Despite visiting India with her family while growing up, Janan has always dreamt of spending an extended period of time working in India. She is looking forward to traveling throughout the country, experiencing Indian holidays, and eating lots of amazing food. After working primarily at small non-profit organizations in the US, Janan is eager to hone new skillsets working at a social enterprise. She is particularly excited about working at Bempu because of her passion for maternal and child health. During college, Janan worked with various public health organizations in Philadelphia, and then spent two years as the Director of Community Health at the New Jersey Health Care Quality Institute. While these experiences have instilled in her a deep passion for the public sector and an understanding of domestic health issues, Janan is eager to develop a more global perspective.

The City that Became Home

When I moved to India in September 2016, I knew that I was embarking upon a transformational year. I knew that simply because I was doing something so out of

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Ten Months of Takeaways

After 10 months in India, I’m left with a collection of evolving thoughts on a number of topics. Here’s a bit of what I’ll take with me.
Service
During our Fellowship

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Incredible India, Indeed

“Ugh, I don’t want to go to India this summer. Can’t we go somewhere more exciting?”
When I was growing up, my parents and I used to make the long

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The Women of BEMPU: Dr. Archana

This Year, I’ve Been Working With BEMPU Health, A For-Profit Social Enterprise That Develops And Commercializes Medical Technologies For Newborns In Low-Resource Areas. We Are A Tech Startup. Most People Think Of

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The Women of BEMPU: Gini

This Year, I’ve Been Working With BEMPU Health, A For-Profit Social Enterprise That Develops And Commercializes Medical Technologies For Newborns In Low-Resource Areas. We Are A Tech Startup. Most People Think Of

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The Women of BEMPU: Mona

This year, I’ve been working with BEMPU Health, a for-profit social enterprise that develops and commercializes medical technologies for newborns in low-resource areas. We are a tech startup. Most people think of

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In Search of Sustainability

Before coming to India, I had worked at a few small non-profit organizations in Philadelphia and New Jersey. I spent hours sitting with mothers in public housing sites in Philly,

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Thank you, Babita

I scrolled through Facebook, looking at pictures of friends in New York, DC, Philly, San Francisco–they were gathered together creating posters for the upcoming Women’s Marches around the U.S. Even though

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Tuesdays at the OPD

Every Tuesday morning, instead of walking to the Bempu office for work, I catch a ride to a children’s hospital in the Southern part of the city. The hospital is a

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Small Windows of Opportunity

Crossing the street is a skill I thought I had mastered when I was five. Look both ways–simple enough. In India, and in Bangalore particularly, it’s more like look left,

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