School: Drexel University
Major: Psychology, Criminal Justice (minor)
Class level: Junior
Mental health activism is one of my greatest passions. I have been working with The Jed Foundation since my freshman year, and as a student ambassador, I’ve organized mental wellness workshops on Drexel University’s campus for students of color based on JED’s Equity in Mental Health Framework. I also volunteer at Drexel’s Peer Counseling Helpline, an anonymous and confidential helpline for Drexel students. I co-host a podcast that addresses mental health stigma in South Asian American communities, have participated in JED’s Storytelling program, spoken on behalf of the Jed Foundation at the 2019 annual EPIC Gala, and shared my story with Morgan Stanley for their Alliance for Children’s Mental Health initiative.