Issue Area: Health & Wellness


Neelika Chakrabarti and Sagar Menon of Citta will address student suicide in Mumbai, India by creating a safe space where students will learn to acknowledge their feelings, which are often ignored given the stigma attached to mental health. They hope to increase the use of therapy among adolescent students.

Sagar Menon

Sagar Menon is an engineering undergraduate who keeps a keen interest in research and tracking macroeconomic trends. He is an astute observer of the global socio-political landscape. Sagar keeps a keen interest in marketing and has led a team for the Google Online Marketing Challenge and was placed among the top 30 globally. He enjoys …

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Neelika Chakrabarti

Neelika Chakrabarti is a third-year Computer Science student at MPSTME, NMIMS University. An avid MUNnerand debater, she has had the honor of representing India at Harvard World MUN(Montreal and Spain)and has been the second runner-up at the Harvard youth leadership conference. She was also the founding member of TedxVileParle.She was the Research and Development head …

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Igem uses earthenware water pots to trap debris, viruses, and waterborne pathogens to provide clean drinking water to households without the addition of any substances or chemicals.

Judith Lurit-Michael Lawrence

Judith is committed to identifying her community’s most pressing issues and dedicating herself to the identification of unique and efficient solutions to problems that she stands for. Judith is always in the search for cost-effective ways of ensuring lasting solutions to challenges such as health care problems and peace advocacy problems in her country and …

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Emily Otoo-Quayson

Emily Otoo-Quayson is a final year student at Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology in Ghana. She reads civil engineering and is most passionate about connecting the dots in her major of study to solve peculiar challenges around her in the simplest way. She served as a head prefect in her high school and …

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Sumati Joshi

Sumati is passionate about women having access to, and educational resources for, best hygiene practices so that they can realize their ambitions. She founded Mission SanScar and volunteers with NGOs with this aim. With a background in engineering, work experience in niche consulting firms and an enthusiasm for design thinking she hopes to address pressing …

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Mission Sanscar

Sumati Joshi and Urvi Talaty are the founders of Mission Sanscar, a social venture that will work in Mumbai, India to eliminate the restrictions, shame, and impact on school attendance and success that accompanies the onset of women’s menstrual cycles. Mission Sanscar will work to shift women and girls to the use of cotton napkins, …

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Urvi Talaty

Urvi Talaty is a chemical engineering student who aspires to one day turn environmentalist. She has won the Harvard Diplomacy Award at Word MUN Seoul, 2015 and is passionate about the environmental and social problems that plague the world. She has trained in the Indian classical dance of Bharatanatyam for seven years and bungy-jumped and …

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Tyler Vogel

Tyler Vogel is from Oelwein, Iowa and is currently a student at Wartburg College. He is pursuing a Bachelor of the Arts Degree in Biology with minors in Business Administration and Social Entrepreneurship. Vogel serves as Student Body Recorder and is also involved on campus with the Ambassador Program as Vice President of Communication. He is interested in environmental policy, ecology, medicine, and …

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