Age: 25
Home Town: Glendora
Education: Master of Biological Sciences, Biotechnology, Georgetown University
Specific Field Interests: Public Health
Placement: Organisation for Rural Development (PORD) - Madanapalle, Andhra Pradesh
Area of Focus: Public Health

Highlights: Sarla always wanted to dedicate a significant amount of time to a public service project and this opportunity is helping her in enabling her dream to serve to the community. She wants to make a difference in even one person's life, whether it be a mother or child. Sarla grew up going to India for short amounts of time, just to visit family and seeing a few places around. She however has never really experienced India for India, and that's what she is most excited about.

Posts by saralakal

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Thanks Mom and Dad

Growing up, my parents were adamant about maintaining the traditions and culture of Andhra Pradesh […]

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Soul Food

My favorite thing to do in the entire world is eat. During breakfast, I think […]

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Overcoming Alone

  I have constantly been surrounded by people. My sister was born when I was […]

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Community Police Force

As an organization that has been in the community for 25 years, building strong relationships […]

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Celebrating Death

My arrival to Madanapalle was a time of personal and professional change for my mentor. […]

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Oh POOP I gotta go

In August of 2016, just a month prior to my departure to India, I was […]

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An Adventure Checked Off My Bucket List

The most connected I’ve ever felt to my culture as an Indian American growing up […]

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Organic Rights

Google ‘Indian Farmer’ and the first 10-15 images that appear are men drenched in sweat […]

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Giving Back

One of the challenges PORD faces when working with female children is helping their parents […]

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Manhattan to Madanapalle

Prior to this fellowship, my home was the Upper East Side of Manhattan. I lived […]

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