Age: 28
Home Town: Norwalk, Connecticut
Education: Master of Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health and Safety, Drexel University
Specific Field Interests: Occupational Health and Safety, Labor, Gender
Placement: Broadleaf - Darjeeling, West Bengal
Area of Focus: Public Health

Highlights: Yasin is excited to explore, live and work in West Bengal. Her goals are to gain a practical understanding of how to overcome structural inequality and provide sustainable public health services. Prior to AIF and after completing her MPH, she participated in an Urdu fellowship in Lucknow, India. She is excited to combine her Urdu/Hindi with Public Health.

The Power of Narrative

This week I had the pleasure of getting to know two amazing people from Ummeed Child Development Center, a narrative therapy center in Mumbai. Narrative therapy is a technique to

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Soy Beans and Self Reliance

Along with a group of other fellows, I attended the AIF Livelihoods Conference that was hosted by Self Reliant Initiatives through Joint Action (SRIJAN), an NGO that improves livelihoods of

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Starfish Stories: AmeriCorps to AIF

In 2010, I joined AmeriCorps’ City Year program because I saw it as an opportunity to use my academic understanding of oppression for something practical, specifically education reform in Louisiana.

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Delving into Darjeeling

As a first generation American Desi, I am intimately familiar with navigating a “third culture” space. My family is from Hyderabad, India, but I was born and raised in the

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