Hometown and current city: Washington, DC
Why did you choose McCourt? I chose McCourt because of the structured focus on International Development Policy.
What professional/ work experience did you have prior to coming to McCourt? Prior to coming to McCourt I worked in Pharmaceutical and Healthcare sector. My primary specialization was genetics and majority of my work was focused on precision medicine and diagnostics.
What has been the best part of your experience so far? Hands down, the best part of being in McCourt is my fabulous MIDP cohort and the professors. I also enjoy the safe space that the small class size brings with it - improving class interactions. Various student organizations provide great platform for networking, peer learning etc.
What internships have you had so far during your time at McCourt? Due to remote working -I was able to do multiple internships to gain breadth of experience in areas that were new to me. I interned at the World Bank, Acesso Global and Centre of Global health and Impact at GU.
Student organization involvement while at McCourt: Women in Public Policy Initiative (WiPPI), Food and Health Research at McCourt (FaHRM)
Undergraduate University, degree, and major: Indian Institute of Technology, BS - Microbiology & Biochemistry
Hobbies/ Interests: Sustainable Health Financing, Low cost diagnostic innovations, inter-generational biological impacts of poverty