|Anurag Angara is a first year undergraduate at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill currently intending to major in Economics and Business. His love of research developed during his time as captain of his high school debate team, and he believes that research and economics act as some of the most effective tools to change the world. Thus, he strives to be a leader in these areas. He has a diverse range of interests on campus at UNC. He is involved with a coal divestment campaign, leadership programs, and a slam poetry team among other activities. He was born in India, and has seen both through visits and while teaching at a homeless shelter in South India the need many Indian citizens have for increased assistance. He hopes that his work with ASAP on the Know Your Rights India project will help alleviate some of the suffering he has seen. /td>|
|Maria Birukova graduated from Yale University in 2012 with a B.S. in biomedical engineering and hopes to pursue an M.D.-Ph.D. program next year. She is enthusiastic to apply her scientific background to global health initiatives as the Incentives for Global Health Research Intern.|
|Stephanie Boegeman is in her first and final year of graduate studies in Development Economics at Yale University. She earned her B.S. in Chemistry with Departmental Honors from Harvey Mudd College. Before returning to academia, she worked as Communications Officer for PEPY, an NGO based in Cambodia. Stephanie’s professional areas of interest include health, education, and human rights.|
|Abhishek Choudhary is currently working on his Masters in Philosophy under the Diplomacy and Disarmament Division at the Centre for International Politics, Organisation and Disarmament, School Of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. He did his B.A. (Hons, 1st class, 2009) and M.A. (1st class, 2012) in Political Science at the University of Delhi and earned Junior Research Fellowship in Political Science from the University Grants Commission, New Delhi in 2013. /td>|
|Leandra Galloro is in her second year of study in the Bachelor of Health Sciences (Honours) Program at McMaster University. She is currently enrolled in the Global Health Specialization. She is excited to contribute to ASAP’s Know Your Rights India project as an intern under the guidance of Dr. Ashok Acharya. Her main areas of interests include health care reform and sustainable development through community empowerment.|
|Nita Mishra is a first year PhD student in the Food Business and Development department of University College Cork, Ireland. She is working on a critical analysis of rights based approaches to development based on field work in India. She has previously worked with international donors, INGOs, reputed NGOs, and marginal groups in various parts of India. Her BA in Political Science is from Lady Shri Ram College, and her MA and MPhil in Political Studies is from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. She has published papers on gender and tobacco, bidi workers, tribal eco health, displacement, and more recently, on hunger. Her current interests lie with issues of poverty, migrants, and justice from a rights’ perspective.|
|Bhavna Sharma is currently working on her Masters in Philosophy. Her dissertation falls in the area of Political Theory, “Justification of Affirmative Action and the Rights Discourse.” She has been working and doing research under the guidance of Dr. Ashok Acharya which has coincided with her work with ASAP.|
|Nida Sohani is in her final year of the Bachelor of Arts and Science at McMaster University. She is doing a combined honors in Religious Studies and a minor in Biology. She is currently an intern for the Know Your Rights India Project. Her interests are the role of law in both community and global health, human rights, and social justice. She will be starting her first year of law school in Fall 2013.|
|Mitja Stefancic is in his final year of the Ph.D. programme “Economics & Business” at the University of Ljubljana, Slovenia. His research centres on the cooperative banking model. He earned his BA in “Sociology, Culture & the Media” from the University of Essex in 2003, and an M.Phil. in “Modern Society & Global Transformations” from Cambridge University in 2004.
He later successfully attended several courses and schools in principles of management, and has been employed by a cooperative bank based in Trieste, Italy. He believes in the ability of scholars and policy-makers to effectively tackle the problem of global poverty, and in their ability to decrease social inequalities by informing citizens about their rights and entitlements. For this reason, he joined ASAP. He is also interested in such a large, multifaceted and important country as India is, and expects to learn about it by actively contributing to the KYRI project.
|Groonie SK Tang is a third year student majoring in Global Health and Biology at the University of Toronto. As an intern with Know Your Rights India, her current work focuses on healthcare in the state of Orissa. Groonie has a strong interest in social equity and the determinants of health for marginalized populations. She is delighted to be able to put her passion to good use with ASAP.|
|Grant Weherley received a B.S. in economics from the University of Kentucky. He manages the marketing and social media side of ASAP and is working to launch ASAP’s first crowd-funding campaign. His work for ASAP stems from his interest in human rights and economic inequality and the desire to see more consistent economic opportunities globally.|