Shruti is a fellow from the American India Foundation (AIF), who is eager to continue her journey of promoting the health and well-being of the underprivileged and rural populations through her placement at Keystone. After graduating with a B.S in Neuroscience and Psychology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, she deepened her interest in instigating community-oriented health initiatives by working as an outreach and health education coordinator at a mental health advocacy center as well as an honorary research associate at the Wisconsin Institute of Medical Research radiology stroke lab.

Now, she will be working closely with the Community Wellness team to find innovative ways to connect public health action to the needs and concerns of the indigenous communities in the Nilgiris. She hopes that this immersive fellowship experience will expand on her knowledge about the bidirectional impacts that geographical, economic, and cultural considerations have in determining health outcomes. In her free time, you can find Shruti jetting off on a run, dancing off-beat, or planning her next adventure.