My name is Sreen (Sreenidhi), and I am super excited to join OUSA as a Summer Research Intern for the next four months. I have spent the past four years at Western University pursuing an undergraduate degree in Genetics and Political Science. Throughout my undergraduate experience, I have been heavily involved in student governance and the campus community. Most notably, I was the Associate Vice President of Peer Programs and the Gender Equality Network Coordinator for the University Students’ Council. I was also an active member of the campus community through my involvement in Western’s Indo-Canadian Student’s Association, Tamil Students Association, and Women in STEM. Through these various activities, I have witnessed first-hand the complex intersecting identities students have and the impact this has on their university experiences.
My personal university experience was very different from the traditional experience that I was told I would have, and looking around me, that fact remained true for all my peers as well. In an effort to create an environment that felt welcoming and equitable to all, I turned to my passion for policy and research. I hope OUSA allows me to develop the skills required to inform and shape policies in a way that is intersectional and respectful of students' different lived experiences to advocate for an accessible and accountable post-secondary education system.
When I am not working, you can find me drawing away on my iPad or bingeing shows on any streaming platform (I am currently in my Disney Plus phase). I am also a huge fan of the outdoors, so this summer you can catch me out and about on my bike or working out outside. I look forward to a fantastic summer of learning and development at OUSA!
Student voices are not only crucial in informing and shaping post-secondary education advocacy - they are necessary! So please do not hesitate to get in touch! You can reach me at [email protected] or on Instagram @sreee.j.