Rohini Singh, YIF ’15 receives admission offers from the University of California, McGill University, Pratt Institute, Simmons University, and the University of British Columbia
Rohini is a development practitioner who has experience working in documentation, research, archiving, and administration with grassroots and arts-based organisations.
Reflecting on her YIF experience, Rohini shares, ‘YIF came into my life at a time when I was seeking an academic experience that would help me deepen my understanding of and engagement with the real world, something I found lacking in my undergrad. While the courses at YIF broadened my horizons and showed me how to critically engage with a wide variety of subjects, my amazing cohort of 200 Fellows helped me grow as a person by challenging my beliefs and the limits I had set for myself.
From working in a village in Madhya Pradesh to working on Amitabh Bachchan’s Oral History interview to working at the intersection of design and social justice, I have found a path that is unconventional but one that serves me well. I am excited to begin my formal training in archiving, which I feel is a skill that has the potential to cut across sectors and create space for greater dialogue and engagement among people.’