"I will continue to inspire others to be a positive influence in their own communities by pushing personal limits, putting others first, and encouraging people to believe in themselves and in their own unique abilities!"
What’s your story? What doesn’t your resume tell us about you.
When I was only nine months old, I was diagnosed with septicemia, resulting in the amputation of one of my legs. Since then, I have not looked back; with the help of my parents, brother, and friends, I’ve built up the confidence needed to face new challenges with grace, courage, strength, humor, and unwavering determination.
I witnessed extreme poverty growing up in India, and have been living most of my life with a “dis”ability. I look at these experiences as a blessing; they have both allowed me to truly hone in on my ability to empathize with others. I continue to strengthen this muscle by pursuing my passion of helping others through his work in advocacy for those who face mental and physical limitations. I will continue to inspire others to be a positive influence in their own communities by pushing personal limits, putting others first, and encouraging people to believe in themselves and in their own unique abilities!
Describe your dream job.
My dream job would be, running my own Therapeutic Recreation Center in Gujarat, India to help create a better standard of living for people with disabilities in a third world country.
How has GREEN play a role in shaping your professional endeavors?
GREEN helped me open my mind up to the potentials of creativity. I have used that acquired ability to pursue my passions in an innovative manner. I believe GREEN helps open the eyes of the younger populations on the opportunities that are out there, whether it’d be with renewable energy or advocacy. It’s a great way to see the world and how different culture adapt to different circumstances.
Tell us about your Capstone Project experience and initiative.
Our Capstone Project was to develop a water purification system for a population living in a third-world environment. We wanted it to be built from reused materials found in those specific environments as well as be user friendly. Inevitably, we came across several obstacles, but any new invention will do so. It was an amazing learning experience on how to go about developing leadership skills, delegating tasks, determining objectives and much more.
If you were to build your own business, what would you do?
A Therapeutic Recreation Center for people with disabilities.
Complete this sentence: As you change the world, remember your legacy. As you look back, encourage others to _____.