Jividha is a non-profit organization that strives to educate the community on environmental issues and promote biodiversity and conservation. I worked directly with the president of Jividha, Rajiv. Over the course of the internship, I completed research projects on plastic pollution, green buildings, and the environmental impacts of transportation. With my research, I prepared presentations and flyers for the organization to use to spread awareness and educate others.
Working with an organization out of India not only provided me the opportunity to gain professional experience, but it additionally allowed me to learn about a new culture. Each week, my advisor and I would meet with my supervisor and learn about the fascinating work trips he was on. He shared stories of being trapped in the field by monsoon flooding and his work at tiger reserves. Although the stories were intriguing, a challenge I experienced was comprehending him. My advisor was a major contributor to my success as she often acted as a translator between my supervisor and me. With her help, I was able to communicate effectively and complete the work my supervisor desired. I believe that the presentations and flyers that I constructed will be a valuable tool for the organization to use to spread awareness to the community.