"Knowledge production occurs in other places besides academia."
"Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire."
~William Butler Yeats~
A lifelong learner, my interests span a variety of subject areas, from counseling psychology and expressive arts in healing to the relevance and applicability of Indian mythology, spirituality, culture, and philosophy in South Asian diasporas. As a scholar, I have researched, written, presented, and/or performed on the following topics:
Cinematherapy: Impact of Romantic-Comedy Films on Perceptions of Romantic Love and Romantic Relationships Among Youth
Working Through Caste Privilege in South Asian Diasporas
Loneliness, Grief, and Identity: An Inside Look into the Lives of Third Culture Kids
Major Depressive Disorder in Asian Americans
Navagraha: Nine Energies Within & Without
Pancha Kanya: Five Inspired Heroines of Hindu Mythology
The Evolution of Dance Traditions in Maryland Communities
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