Tehzeeb Lalani

2020-08-13T04:59:01+05:30August 11th, 2020|

INSPIRE Intern

Tehzeeb is based in Mumbai, India and has a degree in Clinical Nutrition and Food Studies from New York University. With a thriving Nutrition and Entrepreneurship career spanning over 7+ years, she is just now dipping her toes into the public health arena. When not working, speaking, writing or studying the latest health trends, she practices yoga, attempts to polish her French speaking and listening skills, partakes in simple home cooking experiments and plays hide-and-go-seek with her 1 and 3-year-old nephews (accepting all suggestions for other playtime ideas).

Highest Education: Bachelors in Science Major: Clinical Nutrition and Food Studies - New York University

Date of Joining: August 1, 2020

Goals:

I may have alluded to this in some capacity at our induction webinar but to offer a quick recap,this virtual internship is my first official entry point into the Public Health space and I could not be any more thrilled than I am to discover everything that this internship has to offer! For the next one year, I see myself continually creating and nurturing new and relevant skill sets (report writing, data collection, numeracy skills etc.) that are required. I also intend to polish and fine tune my existing skills - creating slide decks, content writing, working collaboratively, being detail oriented and communicating efficiently to name a few. For the next year, I want to keep myself open to all possibilities and experiences ranging from internships and job opportunities to an advanced Public Health degree.
As I maneuver my way through the different possibilities, I intend to spend my time doing two things:
1. Having conversations with people who have a Public Health career. I have been tapping into my network for conversations with people who might be able to share their insights with me.
2. Taking online courses. I recently completed ‘The Public Health Approach’ offered by Imperial College London and thoroughly devoured it. In the next three years, I see myself working for an organization where I could assist issues surrounding malnutrition, food security and influence health policy decisions. I am confident that all of the experiences starting from this internship would lead me to eventually accomplish this goal.