CASI Student Programs Class of 2016

We are delighted to welcome the CASI Class of 2016 to the growing CASI Student Programs Community!

This year’s CASI internship class is 18 strong and we also are proud to announce our 3 Travel Funds for Research Winners. Students hail from four schools at Penn and across various disciplines. It has been a whirlwind of a semester but our students have made it through their finals, completed CASI Orientation, and with visas in hand are ready for India!

Students will be arriving in India throughout the month – keep your eyes peeled for their introductions coming this week!

Congratulations to all of our 2016 winners!

2016 CASI Interns

Aditi Ahuja C’18, Biology, Aravind Eye Care Systems, Madurai, Tamil Nadu

Jacob Berexa C’18, Linguistics, South Asia Studies, LEAP Skills Academy, Yamuna Nagar, Haryana

Alexi, Chacon C’19, Major Undecided, Shahi Exports, Bangalore, Karnataka

Tianhao Gao W’18, Finance, Social Impact, BEPP, Jana Urban Foundation, Bangalore, Karnataka

Brittani Gilbert W C’17, Environmental Policy, Management, Statistics, MMTC-PAMP, Mewat District, Haryana

Geneva Gondak C’18, Environmental Studies, Samaj Pragati Sahayog, Bagli, Dewas District, Madhya Pradesh

Katerine Jimenez C’17, Philosophy, Politics and Economics, Jana Urban Foundation, Bangalore, Karnataka

Faty Kane W’19, Major Undecided, LEAP Skills Academy, Yamuna Nagar, Haryana

Mallory Kirby C’17, Health and Societies, Shahi Exports, Bangalore, Karnataka

Nimay Kulkarni SEAS’17, Bioengeering, Aravind Eye Care Systems, Pondicherry, Tamil Nadu

Meghana Nallajerla C’18, Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies, Psychology, Shahi Exports, Bangalore, Karnataka

Bela Parekh C W’18, Vagelos Program in Life Science and Management, Biological Basis of Behavior, Healthcare Management, Aravind Eye Care Systems, Pondicherry, Tamil Nadu

Bevan Pearson C’18, Earth Sciences, Samaj Pragati Sahayog, Bagli, Dewas District, Madhya Pradesh

Swathi Raman C’18, Health and Societies, CORD-Sidhbari, Kangra District, Himachal Pradesh

Parth Shah C’18, Biochemistry, Economics, MMTC-PAMP, Mewat District, Haryana

Rhea Singh C’17, Health and Societies, CORD-Sidhbari, Kangra District, Himachal Pradesh

Camilo Toro C’17, Biological Basis of Behavior, Aravind Eye Care Systems, Madurai, Tamil Nadu

Thomas Uhler C W’19, Vagelos Program in Life Science and Management, Biology, Healthcare Management, Aravind Eye Care Systems, Madurai, Tamil Nadu

2016 CASI Travel Funds for Research Winners

Baishakh Chakrabarti, School of Arts and Sciences, Ph.D. Candidate (3rd year), South Asia Studies
Gambling and Speculative Practices in Colonial India, 1867-1925

Ishani Dasgupta, School of Arts and Sciences, Ph.D. Candidate (3rd year), South Asia Studies
Compassionate Martyrs: Understanding the Role of Compassion and Martyrdom in Tibetan Politics

Patrick Dowd, Graduate School of Education, MEd Candidate, Expected Graduation 2017
Education From Ladakh, For Ladakh: An Exploration of SECMOL’s Culturally Relevant Curriculum and Pedagogy

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About CASI Student Programs

The Center for the Advanced Study of India (CASI) at the University of Pennsylvania provides funding and support to current Penn undergraduate and graduate students to travel to India and conduct independent research and participate in volunteer internships based at selected CASI partner organizations. CASI also offers a nine-month post-baccalaureate fellowship, to support a recent Penn graduate to conduct an independent research project in India. Since 2007, CASI has provided funding to over 125 Penn students.