sriyasrikrishnan

Age: 22
Home Town: Mumbai, India
Education: BS in Biology, Health: Science, Society and Policy at Brandeis University, MA
Specific Field Interests: Maternal and Child Health, Nutrition, Health Education and building awareness
Placement: Calcutta Kids, Kolkata, West Bengal
Area of Focus: Public Health

Highlights: Sriya got involved with the concept of social justice at Brandeis Unviersity, where she double majored in "Health, Science, Society & Policy" (HSSP) and biology. This linked well with her goal of wanting to work in the health sector in India. She had lived in Mumbai for most of her life but, during the summer of 2009, she had her first experience of venturing into urban slums Sagam Nagar slum area on a university trip. The following summer, Sriya returned to India and volunteered with an NGO called the Society for Nutrition, Education and Health Action (SNEHA) in Mumbai. Sriya also interned with Observer Research Foundation, Mumbai on a project to outline the various mental health policies in India and did a case study on the M.B. Barvalia Foundation in Mumbai. She would also like to use art forms like theatre and photography as a means of creating awareness.

Posts by sriyasrikrishnan

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Will you be in Kolkata for Puja?

Puja aa gayi! The Puja is here! You can feel the sense of anticipation in […]

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A Multitude of Experiences New

“The spectacle [of Calcutta] is altogether the most curious and magnificent I have ever met […]

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Getting ready to be the change I wish to see!

“We cannot go backward to a past form of our being, but we can go […]

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