Daaman ThandiUC Irvine Class of 2011

Major: International Studies

“OTI opened my eyes to a world beyond the one dimensional textbook learning that we participate in classes at universities. Our interactions with locals from both sides made me realize that despite the disparities and differences we all yearn for the same basic rights and liberties and share something irreducible. This notion of belonging to a similar creed has stuck with me and committed me to a life path that is mindful of this narrative.”



After OTI:

After graduating from UCI, I moved back to India and began a career in the news media. I worked as assistant producer for Day and Night news channel followed by a stint at CNN IBN. As of now, I pursuing my masters in Foreign Policy at JSIA and am currently in DC for a year abroad at American University. I am currently interning at a think tank called the German Marshall Fund and writing a blog for CNN IBN.

Read her blog here: http://ibnlive.in.com/blogs/author/3400/daamanthandi.html