Photo of Sri Saahitya Uppalapati

I am from Hyderabad, India and I go Whitman College in Washington. I am planning to major in Environmental Studies and Biology and minor in Politics. I completed my high school education from United World College Mahindra College India and my time at UWCMC taught me the value of diversity, peace and togetherness . One of the most significant experiences of my life was my internship last summer. I worked with a United Nations-funded project that aimed to alleviate poverty in the hill districts of Uttarakhand, India. It taught me a whole lot about power, privilege and unequal participation in policy making. Moreover, coming from a state that has witnessed a whole lot of violence over the last couple of decades, I had to know and understand peace and conflict resolutions better.