Debaleena studied at an autonomous institute that followed an alternative method of schooling shaped her views on education and also taught her the merits of multidisciplinary learning. This is one of the main reasons why she decided to apply for the Young India Fellowship and feels lucky to now be part of it.
Apart from being a trained artist in traditional media, she is also an art history enthusiast and enjoys making ceramics. She is enthusiastic about learning languages and speaks French and German alongside English, Bengali, and Hindi. She loves to read and write and has had some of her writing published. She has also designed and looked after the execution of a set for theatre production, along with many other stage backdrops for different cultural events.
Debaleena feels passionate about women empowerment, education, and cultural heritage conservation. She wants to pursue academics but also hopes to launch an entrepreneurial venture that focuses on and synthesises all that she is passionate about.