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Roshani Moorjani

BA Candidate – Writing about Social Change in Africa; Minor: Postcolonial Literature

Rosh’s avid interest in international development and appreciation for diversity stems from her multinational background and identity as a third culture kid. Born in Mumbai, India, but raised in Accra, Ghana, Rosh attended a British International School, where she grew up learning French. Having experienced the struggle that is answering where she’s from, explaining her life story, and arguing against the misguided stereotypes regarding Africa, she realized the way to change prejudice was undoubtedly through education, and more so, literature.

Rosh is passionate about community service, having worked with the Indian Women’s Association (IWA) in Accra, helping to organize various charitable causes to fund the treatment of breast cancer patients and the construction of kindergarten classrooms in schools. She volunteers with NYU Africa House, aiding in event coordination and streamlining check-in processes, and Strive for College, mentoring High School students applying to college. She also enjoys learning different languages, trying new cuisines, and exploring the streets of New York City. In 2015, she was selected as an NYU Leadership Fellow and hopes to develop her leadership skills through the engagement and fostering of team building and open conversation about crucial global issues.