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


Thanks Mom and Dad

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


Soul Food

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


Overcoming Alone

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


Community Police Force

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


Celebrating Death

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


Oh POOP I gotta go

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


An Adventure Checked Off My Bucket List

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


Organic Rights

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


Giving Back

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


Manhattan to Madanapalle

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

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