Omelia Dhanraj Named Spring 2020 India Fellow

Omelia Dhanraj is the Spring 2020 India Fellow for the Office of Global Perspectives and International Initiatives. She is a senior at the University of Central Florida pursuing a bachelor’s degree in psychology, with a minor in human services. Dhanraj is a member of the Burnett Honors College and a tutor for Orange County Public Schools. Her research interests include mental health, cultural values and human rights. Upon graduation, she plans on pursing graduate studies in clinical psychology. Dhanraj has traveled to Guyana as well as across Canada and the east coast of the U.S. During the fellowship, which is sponsored by the India Center, she is conducting research on mental health in India.

“I have always been interested in the cultural values of India. I am excited to see how these values affect the lives of individuals in India. Bringing attention to the issues surrounding mental illness in India is very important, considering it is the country with the second-highest population in the world,” Dhanraj said.

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