Where I consider home
The beautiful, historic city of Philadelphia
My current occupation
A graduate student intending to pursue law school
Languages, cultures, and politics, particularly of the Middle East, North Africa and Southeast Asia.
What I would do if I had the day off
Take a run with my puppy, cook some exotic dish without looking up a recipe, hit the gym for some weight training and watch a Dileep film with the family.
My favorite ‘bad’ food
Chocolate, chocolate, chocolate!
Why I am in/going to Wayanad, India
To work as a project manager for the English Language School and to work with the Profugo team to conduct further community outreach.
How I hope to grow during my time in India
I want to become truly comfortable in my role as an educator within the community and to learn how to engage the people at large in order to create meaningful, long-lasting relationships.
What were/are my fears surrounding my upcoming trip to India
I have a fear of the inability to fit into the community and an internal identity struggle.
The three things that I must bring to India are
My sunscreen, my sneakers, and my DSLR.
If I could have an Indian name, it would be:
My name Anu, which is Indian, means “one of a kind”.
My message to potential donors
You are supporting a mission which seeks true change. Such spirit is being devoted to the organization and its projects and as a donor you are contributing to that collective energy, which is the most important driving force behind the organization.