Meghana Nallajerla heads to Sri Lanka as Fulbright Scholar
Atlantan Meghana Nallajerla, who is completing her undergraduate degree at the University of Pennsylvania, with a double major in psychology and gender studies, and a minor in South Asia studies, won a Fulbright Scholar Award to Sri Lanka. She will research intergenerational trauma among Tamil families who survived the civil war.
Her previous work includes research on perceptions of depression amongst South Asian immigrants, and discrimination and well-being amongst ethnic minorities in India. She received the 2018 James Brister Society Student Leadership Award for her activism on campus. In 2014, the year she graduated from Milton High School, she was a Presidential Scholar.
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Meghana is the former Chair of the Penn Association for Gender Equity and the founder of the South Asian Women’s Space.Links:
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