Hometown: Durham, NH
Being a part of Darshana has allowed me to reconnect with an aspect of my family history and culture I knew relatively little about before coming to Wellesley and provided me a space in which to both explore and celebrate that part of my identity within a community. Participating in weekly pujas, Bhagavad Gita study group, and other activities, has exposed me to the incredible diversity within Hinduism and allowed me to figure out how my background in Hinduism shapes not only my beliefs, but more broadly, my way of approaching the world. More importantly, Darshana has given me a loving and supportive family at Wellesley, and has played a huge part in making Wellesley home away from home. From deep and philosophical conversations to impromptu dance parties, Darshana is a community that has challenged, supported, and helped me grow over these past three years, and introduced me to some of the best people I am lucky enough to know.