I graduated from Georgia Institute of Technology in May 2014 with a B.S. in International Affairs. I currently work at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services as a policy analysis focusing on health information privacy and security. I worked at The White House in the as a research intern in the Office of Communications in the summer of 2014. Prior to graduation, I was a Public Policy and International Affairs Fellow at Princeton University where I helped produce solutions and recommendations for U.S. and EU collaboration on the post-NATO Afghanistan. Throughout college, I was heavily involved with disability and mental health awareness efforts. I founded an organization, Rethink, as a result of my passions for raising awareness and creating an inclusive environment for people with mental and physical disabilities. I was a part of many campus leadership organizations including the Omicron Delta Kappa Leadership Honor Society.
In my spare time, I enjoy traveling, painting, dancing, and writing. I recently moved to DC in March and I enjoy the U Street area the most. I am originally from Dublin, Ga. It is a small town two hours south of Atlanta, Ga. I speak Gujurati, Hindi and Urdu.
I believe that learning is the best way to improve the world we live in. I hope my skills can be useful to someone else in their process of learning and growing.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus - Bachelors, International Affairs
Dance, painting, exploring new cities, drinking tea, travelling
College Level American History
College World History
Elementary School Math
High School Biology
High School English
High School Level American History
High School World History
Study Skills and Organization
Q & A
What might you do in a typical first session with a student?
I would encourage the student to tell me their learning style, what they like the most about the subject, why they might not like the subject, what applications there are for the subject, etc. Most importantly, I would ask what the student's goals are for that class and where they see themselves a few years from now. I think setting a perspective allows the student to see where they are going and why it is important.
How can you help a student become an independent learner?
There are many resources available to students online. It is only a matter of asking the right questions. I would expose the students to online resources that exist in a given subject area and teach them how to search for help based on key terms. Aside from online learning, I would encourage the student to try to answer a question or come up with a solution on their own, even if it is wrong. Then, they should ask for help. This will reinforce the knowledge they already have and allow them to see where they can further improve.