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Dr. Sumedha has been working with YouWeCan Foundation, very closely since 2014 in various capacities. She completed her BDS and MDS from ITS Dental College in India and is pursuing her Ph.D. from the University of Toronto. Her passion for working to raise the standards of public   health   in   Low   and   Middle-Income   Countries; especially India drives her to move forward.

Q1. Three words to describe your personality?

Ans. No-Nonsense, balanced, kind

Q2. What is your comfort food?

Ans. Dal, Rice, Dahi

Q3. If a movie was made about your life, what would it be?

Ans.  About me and public health

Q4. If you could travel to any part of the world, where would you go and why?

Ans. I would love to travel to South Africa! It’s beautiful – at least that’s what I’ve heard

Q5. What are 3 words to describe working at YWC?

Ans. Energetic. excited. enthusiastic

Q6. What motivates you to do what you do?

Ans. Since childhood, I was greatly influenced by Mother Teresa. My parents helped me understand the importance of being a good human being, kind, and compassionate before anything else. Helping others gives me a high.

Q7. What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever received?

Ans. Don’t speak until it’s required.

Q8. A special memory from your time spent with the YWC family?

Ans. I have had a blast with nearly all team members. But I guess, spending time with Poonam Mam and Arvind Sir at their residence in Shoolini, was the sweetest of all.

Q9. What has living in a pandemic taught you?

Ans. That distance doesn’t matter.

 

 

 

Dr. Purnima is the project manager at the YouWeCan Foundation. She is a graduate in dental surgery and a Post Graduate in public health. She aims to bring a great attitude and willingness to take any task for the growth of the organisation. Her intention to learn and get better each day drives her to move ahead.

Q1. Three words to describe your personality?

Ans. Sincere, cheerful, honest

Q2. What is your comfort food?

Ans. It’s always chicken biryani!

Q3. If a movie was made about your life, what would it be?

Ans. If seeing the current scenario of life – then the movie should be “Life in a metro station”

Q4. If you could travel to any part of the world, where would you go and why?

Ans. I am not a person who loves to travel and explore places. But yes, for the coming year I have a place in mind to visit in Thailand, that’s Phuket!

Q5. What are 3 words to describe working at YWC?

Ans. Engaging, challenging, and supportive

Q6. What motivates you to do what you do?

Ans. My passion to learn new things

Q7. What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever received?

Ans. Be patient and persistent

Q8. A special memory from your time spent with the YWC family?

Ans. It’s not even been a month but yes, there is a memory I shared with Dr. Himangi and Byju. This day we went to look for an office in Noida. Byju did not know which way to go but he was leading us in the wrong direction with immense confidence and a super fun way and of course, the teamwork which we did to help each other while walking for a quite long time was a great memory.

Q9. What has living in a pandemic taught you?

Ans. Cherishing moments with loved ones and learning to cook!

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