New Delhi, India
I chose Cornell, particularly the M.R.P. program, because of the flexibility of its structure.
Why did you choose Cornell and AAP?
I chose Cornell, particularly the M.R.P. program, because of the flexibility of its structure. There is a requirement of taking 60 credits in the two-year degree program, half of which are outside the Department of City and Regional Planning. I came with the idea of taking classes in public administration, business, and social sciences, while also leveraging the great area studies programs offered under the Einaudi Center for International Studies umbrella.
What experiences have contributed to your sense of belonging at AAP?
AAP is such a small community that everyone is very closely knit and do many social activities together. The broad outlook and diversity on campus along with such a close cohort has heightened my sense of belonging here.
What are your extracurricular interests and how have you incorporated them into your college life?
I have taken a class in improv, which was eye-opening. There are many other avenues available, like music, martial arts, sailing, and kayaking. When you walk up and down a gorge to attend classes, what more extracurricular interests could you ask for?
What do you hope to accomplish during your time at AAP and after graduation?
I hope to work in a policy or environment finance role, actively working with communities and using that information to influence policy.