Age: 24
Home Town: Mangalore, Karnataka
Education: B.A in Women & Gender Studies - Berea College
Specific Field Interests: International Public Health, Women's Economic Development, Impact Evaluation
Placement: KC Mahindra Education Trust, Mumbai
Area of Focus: Corporate Social Responsibility

Highlights: Janice D'souza grew up in the Mangalorean Catholic community in South India. A first generation college student, Janice draws inspiration from her mother who tried for many years to teach herself English and go through vocational training. She moved to the U.S. in 2010 to attend Berea College, a tuition-free, work-study school where her studies focused on social justice and women's issues. During her time at Berea, she co-led a movement to reform the college's investment policy, and, working closely with the administration, achieved many of the campaign's goals. Her final thesis at Berea, informed by both personal experience and extensive research, examined menstrual hygiene in the developing world. Janice has shared her insights on the topic with the International Center for Research on Women and senior members of the World Bank. In both India and America, she has worked with nonprofits ranging from rape crisis centers, to women's empowerment organizations, to food pantries.

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