Biomedical Engineering, focus on Nanotechnology, Drug Design PhD Candidate
"The doors we open and close each day decide the lives we live". My baby steps were very carefully monitored by a protective brother who has always been my support. I was born in Kerala, India but from when I was 3, I have been in Africa. My school life has been all in all a collection of several languages, faces, 5 syllabuses, and more than 7 school changes. My high school was my attic in Uganda, Africa where I was home-schooled. Therefore my childhood has been a compendium of several school lives.
I have volunteered in The Aids Support Organization (TASO) in Kampala, Uganda, where I got my inspiration, my passion and my future directions. I have surpassed my fears, and understood more than I could have ever imagined. I have learned and developed several skills, both academic as well as intellectual and I still have a lot to learn. I have seen more than most of my classmates, the pain, the hope, the strength and the commitment. And currently, I work at Drexel University doing my second year PhD on developing Anti-HIV drug candidates that can be used to prevent as well as control the spread of AIDS.