Srisruthi Ramesh

Age: 24
Home Town: Cupertino, California
Education: B.S. in Economics and B.A. in Philosophy (Santa Clara University)
Specific Field Interests: Gender, Ethics and Development
Placement: Satya Special School in Karuvadikuppam, Puducherry
Area of Focus: Public Health

Fellowship Project: Create a training manual on menstrual hygiene management and sexual reproduction to educate adolescent girls with disabilities, their parents, and their care givers.

Highlights: Srisruthi "Sri" Ramesh is serving as an American India Foundation (AIF) Clinton Fellow with Satya Special School in Karuvadikuppam, Puducherry. For her Fellowship project, she is creating a training manual on menstrual hygiene management and sexual reproduction to educate adolescent girls with disabilities, their parents, and their care givers. Sri is a San Francisco Bay Area native with family roots in Chennai, Tamil Nadu. She is passionate about ethics, gender, and development in South Asia. While in college, Sri founded a student organization for careers in social impact and was awarded a university fellowship to work at Equal Community Foundation, a Pune-based non-profit focused on gender equality. After graduating, Sri worked at Ernst & Young and later spent a month reading and writing on an island in the Pacific Northwest. She enjoys cooking and baking, reading historical fiction, and doing armchair philosophy with friends who will indulge her. She is very excited to be a part of the AIF Clinton Fellowship community, explore new places in India, and improve her Tamil. She hopes to pursue research on development in South Asia after her Fellowship year.

Posts by srisruthi_ramesh

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3 Questions to Ask Yourself About a Social Impact Career

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What’s in a Language? (Part II)

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Excerpts from my Journal: A Retrospect on Confronting Privilege, Identity, and Independence in Puducherry

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What’s in a Language? (Part I)

After spending weeks preparing for it, the first focus group discussion (FGD) I conducted did […]

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Women with Disabilities and Menstrual Hygiene: An Ethical Evaluation

As an undergraduate studying Economics and Philosophy, I was most fascinated by the intersection of […]

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Who is Worried About Periods During a Pandemic

Ever since the coronavirus pandemic began, there has been a lot to worry about. Governments, […]

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But Have You Tried This Dosa? Women in the Public Space

Street food is a major aspect of Indian food culture. There are an estimated 2 […]

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My Experience with Pneumonia: Exploring Emergency Medicine in India

Almost immediately after reaching my AIF Clinton Fellowship placement site in Puducherry, India, I contracted […]

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