Age: 25
Home Town: Middletown, Connecticut
Education: B.A., Literature, Ethnomusicology, Sarah Lawrence College; M.S., Library and Information Science, Simmons College
Specific Field Interests: Information Access, Digital Literacy, Arts Advocacy
Placement: Youth4Jobs, Hyderabad, Telangana
Area of Focus: Livelihoods

Highlights: Priya is a librarian and artist passionate about connecting people with life-changing knowledge, resources, and experiences. She has a master's degree in library and information science, and has worked in public and academic libraries, archives, and arts institutions. As an undergraduate, she spent a semester in Hyderabad studying Indian literature and culture. Her graduate research includes rural Indian libraries, Indo-Caribbean library systems, digital libraries, and services to underrepresented communities. Prior to the AIF Clinton Fellowship, Priya worked as a reference librarian at the Boston Public Library and as a library and archives assistant at Harvard University. She also volunteered as a youth mentor and has played in a variety of world music ensembles. In her free time she enjoys running, cycling, book and paper arts, and exploring her community through food and music. Priya is motivated by the belief that everyone can benefit from community-driven education and public programming, from the neighborhood to the national level. She is excited to join Youth4Jobs in their newest venture and connect young artists of all abilities to allies and employment.

Posts by priyacharry

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Notes at the End of a Journey

If you peek into my backpack or handbag at any point, you will find a […]

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Inclusive India, Part II: Seeing the Big Picture

In a continuation of my previous blog post, I want to explore the ways in […]

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Inclusive India, Part I: Changing Mindsets

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Visual Art Instruction for the Visually Impaired

Over the past several months, I have had the privilege to engage with dozens of […]

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Jagori Grameen: Feminist Approaches to Community Impact

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Aiming for Accessibility in a Digital Space

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Inclusion: A Holistic Way of Living

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The Rush-Hour Crawl of Progress

Heading home from my first day of work, I found myself in a packed Uber […]

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