Welcoming the 2021 Shansi Fellow to India

This will be the second year of Shansi’s new partnership with Keystone Foundation, an eco-development organization based near the Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve in South India. Reet Goraya ‘21 will be joining our inaugural Fellow, Madeleine Gefke.


Reet Goraya ‘21 is a Biology major on the Pre-Med track. She has been involved in a number of organizations at Oberlin, having served as Captain of the Varsity Field Hockey team, a Peer Advising Leader (PAL), and Treasurer and Chair of the South Asian Students Association (SASA). Outside of Oberlin, she has conducted research on the AIDS epidemic with UNAIDS in Johannesburg, South Africa and clinical trial work for drug development at the Neurological Institute in Charlotte, NC. Reet has also worked with Chevy Chase at Home, an NGO in her hometown area, to help her elderly community members find spaces for communication, resources, and social support during COVID-19. When she is not on Bailey field playing field hockey, she is teaching her peers Punjabi folk dance in the Bhangra exco. Reet is excited to research public health and environmental conservation in Tamil Nadu while also studying the language and historic culture of South India.



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