Hello and welcome to my blog! My name is Naakesh Gomanie. I am a junior in the Engineering and Arts & Sciences Colleges at Lehigh University. I am currently studying in the field of Healthcare Systems Engineering and Public Health. Some hobbies of mine include yoga, singing, and eating my way through the world. – for those of you who don’t know what that means…I like to travel and eat 🙂
So, through this blog, I hope to share my journey with you as a Global Social Impact Fellow. What exactly is that you may ask? The Global Social Impact Fellowship or GSIF is a unique opportunity at Lehigh University where multidisciplinary teams work together to tackle huge international issues. The GSIF is run by Vice Provost Khanjan Mehta in the office of Creative Inquiry. In addition, there is a class associated with becoming a GSIF. Here we learn exactly what humanitarian engineering and social entrepreneurship are through case studies, guest lectures, and of course our individual projects.
There is a myriad of projects from Corporate Social Responsibility in India to Empowering Women by Recycling Plastic to Produce High-Value Products in the Philippines. There are three main goals for any engineering and social entrepreneurship project: Impact. Impact. Impact.
I am really looking forward to sharing my GSIF journey with you!