Reflections: 20 Years of Sorensen Fellows

Hannah Janoowalla '10
2008 Sorensen Fellow
Population Services International
Mumbai, India

Read Hannah's 2008 Sorensen Fellow essay here.

hannahHannah Janoowalla’s Sorensen Fellowship had significant impact on her personal and professional interests. Her work with Population Services International was her first global health experience, paving the way for a lifetime of women’s health work. Hannah ultimately chose her field of Obstetrics and Gynecology out of a desire to serve the sex workers and other women she had met and worked with during her ECSF trip, and the countless number of women like them without basic access to healthcare. She is now a part of the Global Health track in her residency program and is looking forward to working with refugee and immigrant women in Lynn, MA as a physician.

hannahHer trip to Mumbai working at Population Services International became the impetus for her future worldly adventures and her love of solo travels. She also began taking sitar lessons and discovered Vipassana meditation during that summer, which is now a huge source of peace and inspiration in her life.

Hannah “Boots” Janoowalla is currently a fourth year resident in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine/Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx. She plans to graduate in June and move back to the Boston area this summer. She will begin working at the Lynn Community Health Center through the National Health Service Corps this September. Hannah now lives in Riverdale, NY with her younger sister and spends her (extremely limited) free time meditating and exploring New York City with her mother and sister.