Voices from Abroad

Making a Social Impact in India

MBA students Matthew Edmundson and Jenny Tsai, with support from Stern's Social Impact Internship Fund, blog from India, where they're working with a hospital in Bangalore to address issues of anemia, one of the country's most widespread medical issues.

July 1, 2011: Greetings from Bangalore, part one

Greetings from Bangalore in southern India! My colleague Jennifer Tsai and I will be blogging throughout our summer here as SIIF Fellows. Before we delve into our work, we’ll each give a short introduction. Here’s mine:

Late last fall, during my first semester as a full-time MBA student at Stern, I attended an info session on a new class debuting in the spring of 2011. About two minutes into the presentation, I knew it was for me — experiences like this were exactly why I came to business school...  Read more.

July 18, 2011: Greetings from Bangalore, part two

So let me pick up from where Matt left off with my intro…

Before coming to NYU’s Stern School of Business, I worked in public health. A fellowship with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services brought me from my California home to Washington, DC. There I had the opportunity to serve with colleagues, dedicated to improving and protecting the nation’s health, on federal public health programs that ranged from recruitment and retention of healthcare workforce in underserved areas to public health emergency preparedness across the country... Read more.