It’s been a little over 3.5 months since I came back to India to spend my semester off interning with LifeSpring Maternity Hospitals and spending time in Hyderabad. My time here has absolutely flown by; each day has been filled with work, family, fun – and a lot of births. Workwise, I was able to […]

It’s been a year and a half since I left India doing a CASI internship in Rajasthan, and it feels wonderful to be back again! After just graduating, I’m back in my time off to intern with LifeSpring Maternity Hospitals, a portfolio company within the Acumen Fund (http://acumen.org) located in the southern Indian city of […]

In order to fully understand a machine itself, people must not only study the cogs within it but also become familiar with the environment that the machine operates within. For most of our time at Educate Girls, we have been allowed to see how the…

So I’m back in America, and I have to say that it hasn’t been an easy adjustment back. Going from a place where you have to fight for everything to a place where I am currently fighting for nothing seems, in a word, wrong. As I go about my daily r…

I remember my fellow intern, Ali, repeating the advice of one of our esteemed professors on our first day in India: “In India, you always have to fight to get what you want. Always fight.” Almost one month into our internship, I’m finding that the…

When I first contracted food poisoning about 2 weeks ago on my 3rd night in Bali, using the toilet in this country quickly morphed from a daunting and cumbersome yet still intriguing dabbling in another culture to a hellish exercise in some cruel …