Yashaswi is a second year MPH Interdisciplinary program student. She is a Medical Graduate from India, where she completed her M.B.B.S degree from Government Medical College, Surat in August 2022. She was a Graduate Research Assistant in the Center for American Indian Health Research, Strong Heart Study from August 2022 to May 2023. She served as an intern physician in New Civil Hospital for a year during the pandemic and worked as a research assistant on projects related to COVID-19. Working during the pandemic helped her understand the importance of public health and she developed an interest in pursuing her MPH. After working in government hospital and community clinics, she has become more passionate about giving back to the community. She is a trained Bharatanatyam Dancer and yoga enthusiast. She enjoys traveling and exploring different cuisines.