Age: 28
Home Town: Jamshedpur, India
Education: Master of Communication, Communication and Media studies, University of Hyderabad
Specific Field Interests: Communications and participatory video
Placement: Salaam Mumbai Foundation
Area of Focus: Public Health

Highlights: Sumedha feels that her experience as an AIF fellow will help her to understand first-hand how strategizing and creating development projects can bring about more clarity in her interest areas. Although she grew up in India, she feels that the diversity of the country is such that it never ceases to surprise people. She enjoys interacting with new people, travelling and photography. Her conscious choice of getting into the development sector of India has supported her to work for the causes she cares about the most. At Salaam Bombay Foundation, she feels dealing with kids will be both, interesting as well as challenging. Sumedha is looking at making significant contribution to the larger society in which she grew up. Prior to AIF, she has trained adolescent girls from an underprivileged community on video making and has experience in inter-personal as well as organizational communications.

Peregrination!

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Working in Life and Living in Work!

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