Roshni Goela comes from Mumbai, India and is a Senior at the University of Notre Dame studying Economics and minoring in Digital Marketing and Education and School and Society.
How did this experience affect your view and attachment to the South Bend/ Elkhart region?
This experience let me see beyond 'service' as a way to interact and work with the South Bend/ Elkhart region, and the approaches that are being taken to counter problems in the area. I also feel more aware about the community around me.
What was the most rewarding experience in the program?
I was grateful for the opportunity to connect with community members who were working in fields such as education, healthcare, and observe how they used data and quantitative tools to form solutions to pertinent problems in the area. Working with my small group, utilizing each other's strong suits, and working together made the experience fruitful and fun.
How did your experience in the program enhance your academic and professional goals?
The experience helped me come up with various approaches to a problem, and learn on the go (especially the software that we were using). I have always been interested in working with the community around me and this experience provided me with an insight into how I can use my academic skills and knowledge to achieve this.