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Abbas Dahodwala,Health Sciences Major, Global Asian Studies and Journalism Monor

Blog Post for Pune Trip

Abbas Dahodwala

September 13, 2018


Abbas Dahodwala is a junior at DePaul University who is majoring in Health Sciences with a focus in public health and minors in Global Asian Studies and Journalism. He is a research assistant at the Department of Global Asian Studies and he is the Director of Live Games at Radio DePaul Sports. During the summer intermission of 2018, Abbas completed at 3-week independent study at a service organization in Pune, India. The service organization deals with children at risk including those who are affected and infected by HIV/AIDS and those who are working and living on the streets. While in Pune, Abbas completed an impact report for the organization. He did this through interviews with the staff and clients of the organization, and through excursions into areas serviced by the organization. Statistical analysis was also completed using the organizations existing data. The data illustrated the great effect the organization has had in the city. 

Abbas stayed at the Symbiosis School of Liberal Arts in Viman Nagar, Pune. He was able to build relationships with many of the staff and students at the university. During his trip, he also helped advise a group of students forming a podcast group at SSLA. ​

Kekoa Erber, Political Science/Psychology Double Major, Global Asian Studies Minor

Kekoa Erber

Political Science/Psychology Double Major
Global Asian Studies Minor

Kekoa Erber is a senior at DePaul University double majoring in Political Science and Psychology as well as minoring in Global Asian Studies. Erber is from Chicago, Illinois. He has an interest in international relations and hopes to work for government or for a multinational corporation. Erber is the President of Psi Chi (Psychology Honor Society) as well as a member of Pi Sigma Alpha (Political Honor society). He is also part of the Honors Program in Psychology at DePaul University. Erber is currently a legal assistant at a law firm in Chicago and works part time at a soccer club for children. Erber has experience working on political campaigns as he worked on the campaign to elect Brad Schneider. He has family from Stuttgart, Germany, Tianjing, China as well as Yomitan, Okinawa. A lot of Erber’s family currently lives in Hawaii. Erber enjoys traveling, likes to play soccer, watch Netflix, cook, and play video games