Before coming to Hanover, Jyotsna Ghosh divided her time between the tidy tree-lined cul-de-sacs of suburban Cleveland and the steamy, teeming thoroughfares of Kolkata, India. She spent summers working with physically and mentally challenged orphans at Mother Teresa's Shishu Bhavan, teaching English to Chinese immigrant children, and peering through microscopes in medical labs. Dartmouth allowed her to both pursue South Asian studies in a small-town microcosm and tackle the science courses to prepare for medical school and a career as a physician. Volunteering at a Himalayan tea plantation clinic and studying for a term at the University of Hyderabad kept up her connection to India, while interning at an inner-city non-profit kept her home-town ties strong. On campus, she served as the Pan-Asian Council intern; as a member of Inter-Community Council; as a Dean's Office student consultant; as treasurer of Milan, the South Asian cultural group; and as president of the dance troupe Vandana as well as writing for Standpoints Dartmouth's global health publication. Committed to holistic health and proactive care, Jyotsna is honored to have been chosen as a Presidential Fellow and eager to begin work on the Wellness Initiative.
Last Updated: 7/12/12