Our intern cohort has a running joke that goes something like this: Aravind understands and speaks Tamil, Suhaas understands Tamil, Manya understands India, and Celeste is just along for the ride. “Along for the ride” definitely characterizes my first few weeks here, but I’ve been enjoying every moment of it. Here are some abbreviated highlights […]

Hello! My name is Celeste Xu, and I’m a rising junior in Penn’s Life Sciences and Management (LSM) program. I’m originally from Buffalo Grove, Illinois, which is ~30 miles north of Chicago. This summer, I’ve been placed at Aravind Eye Care System in Madurai, Tamil Nadu along with my co-interns Manya, Aravind, and Suhaas. After […]