A Calcuttan with a fiercely independent and curious soul, Shubhangi grew up being encouraged to diligently follow her aspirations. With that conviction ingrained in her, she enjoys indulging in a variety of hobbies—be it public speaking, classical dance, or reading. From an early age, the need to assess and organise ideas, and a sense of accountability resulted in her gravitating towards leadership roles in school as well as college.
During her undergraduate years, she was actively involved in a host of activities—from university events to National Youth Parliament competitions, and conferences like the South Asian Economics Students’ Meet. Often finding herself amidst a sea of differing values, ideologies, and methods, she realises the need to appreciate and incorporate aspects of them without losing the essence of her own self.
Having chosen to pursue her graduation in Economics due to the balance of scientific clarity and understanding of human behaviour it provides, Shubhangi felt the need to not just solidify her existing knowledge base but also expand it by experiencing education in all its abundance. Therefore, through the Young India Fellowship, she hopes to have her thoughts and ideas nudged and prodded, and critical faculties put to test.