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Career Connections

Loveena Dookhony

Here's the story

When Loveena spent the summer before her senior year working and living at a Ugandan orphanage for children with AIDS, she grew frustrated that a lack of resources prevented the children from receiving medication in a timely way. After witnessing three children die during her two months there, she knew that she wanted to pursue a career that helped eradicate poverty. Originally from Mauritius, Loveena also knew that she wanted to focus her efforts on Africa.

 “What I learned in his Econometrics class even now helps me in my work,” she says. “He’s a hard teacher, but he makes you work, and you learn a lot.”