I was born and raised in Mumbai, India and am currently an undergraduate student-athlete at Yale University. I am very interested in the intersection of healthcare and Gender studies and intend to pursue an MD/MPH to practice in the field of Women’s health and ultimately to work in Global health, maybe in the policy or research sector, to improve our understanding of trans and intersex bodies and advocate for the same. I am currently involved in research on the psychology of gender and one on eating behaviours in adolescent girls. I love ice-cream, reading fiction and playing with dogs.
I am very grateful for this scholarship because college in the US is an expensive endeavour and this will help me buy textbooks and other necessities. I also intend to use this to pay for a part of my tuition to help my parents cover the cost of my education.