Hi everyone, my names Maddie Pomeroy and I a junior student studying at the University of Massachusetts Amherst! I spent the first ten years of life living in Washington state, and the last ten years living outside of Boston, Massachusetts. I am currently majoring in Public Health and I plan on minoring in Environmental Science. I first became interested in public health while studying malnutrition at my university in the states, and now I will continue my studies in Manipal, India! I hope to learn more about India's medical system and the public health issues that persist in a developing nation, as well as to fully immerse myself in the local culture.