Greetings! I’m excited to be here in India and start to get involved trying to help understand and work to overcome some of the problems facing the world’s largest democracy. Over the next ten months, I hope to develop a better understanding of Indian culture and history and gain a deeper understanding of day-to-day life in India. Being such an populous nation, India provides a unique look into the issues that the world will face in the coming decades trying to manage the needs of it’s ever growing population. My goal is to impart whatever wisdom I may about how to better manage our environment and natural resources for the benefit of all its stakeholders. Moreover, I want to take what I learn and experience here in India about population dynamics and social services and be able to apply that to future endeavors. Most importantly, this country and its diverse ethnic, cultural, and historical background has always been a source of immense curiosity for me and I can’t wait to experience what I can of what India has to offer. Stay tuned!