Natasha Ramanujam

Age: 22
Home Town: Fremont, California
Education: Northwestern University; French Horn Performance, Global Health
Specific Field Interests: Public Health
Placement: SNEHA (Society for Nutrition, Education and Health Action), Mumbai
Area of Focus: Public Health

Highlights: Natasha grew up in California and attended Northwestern University in Evanston, IL. There, she pursued a degree in French Horn Performance while also studying Global Health. Natasha first gained interest in public health after serving as a volunteer at Shanti Bhavan Children's Project, a residential school located outside of Bangalore, India that aims to provide a world-class education to India's most disadvantaged youths. Through her work with Tufaan Entertainment, a Northwestern non-profit, she was able to successfully raise over $50,000 for Shanti Bhavan. In addition, she has also completed field research in rural North India, specifically the mountain region of Nainital, which dealt with post-natal healthcare practices. Her work in rural India has given her perspective on the opportunities available to improve health care access to underserved communities.

Oh The Places You’ll Go

It’s been a long and fulfilling year abroad in India and although I didn’t do the best job of writing about it, I wanted to put together one final blog

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Moving Forward

It has been more than a month that I’ve now spent in Mumbai and what an experience it’s been so far! The next nine months will mark the longest period

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