Shubhangi Thakur

/Shubhangi Thakur

Shubhangi Thakur

2024-04-12T21:33:10-04:00April 12th, 2024|

“Dr. Ashish Joshi’s visit to our campus in February 2023 marked a significant turning point in my career journey, though I couldn’t have anticipated it at the time. His address wasn’t just another lecture; it profoundly challenged my perspective on public health, leaving me with profound questions about the state of global wellness. One of the key insights he emphasized was the rigid dichotomy between wellness and well-being, highlighting that the latter is a fundamental human right, despite half of the world still lacking access to essential health services. This simple fact stuck with me, continually motivating me to work towards addressing this issue ever since.

Following Dr. Joshi’s session, I had the privilege of engaging in a brief but meaningful conversation with him. His words of encouragement, especially his focus on the importance of empathy and resilience in navigating the complexities of public health, deeply resonated with me. In hindsight, I can confidently say that his visit served as a catalyst, propelling me towards a career dedicated to addressing global health challenges.

Motivated by Dr. Joshi’s insights, I seized the opportunity to join the v-INSPIRE Internship program soon after, eager to gain hands-on experience and contribute to impactful initiatives in the field. The internship proved invaluable, providing practical insights into public health complexities and honing my problem-solving and collaboration skills. I have learned so many things till now and I continue to learn new things each day! Bolstered by the experiences gained during the internship, I took the next step in my journey by enrolling in the academic program offered by FHTS in operational Research in September 2023. This decision stemmed from my desire to deepen my understanding of public health dynamics and equip myself with the analytical tools necessary to address global health challenges effectively.

Another particular insight that resonates deeply with me is Dr. Joshi’s belief in preparing students for future challenges. His emphasis on the need to equip young minds with the skills to tackle unforeseen problems has instilled in me a sense of purpose and direction. As a young person entering the field of public health, I recognize the importance of mentorship and experiential learning in shaping my journey forward. Dr. Joshi’s wisdom serves as a constant reminder of the value of adaptability and foresight in this ever-evolving field.

Reflecting on my experiences, I am grateful for the opportunity to have crossed paths with Dr. Joshi. His visionary leadership and unwavering dedication to advancing public health have inspired me to pursue my passion with renewed determination. Armed with empathy, resilience, and a commitment to lifelong learning, I am eager to contribute to collective efforts aimed at addressing pressing health challenges and improving the well-being of communities worldwide.”