My name is Bharathi Subbiah, and I’m a senior majoring in Global Affairs. I was born and raised in Boston, Massachusetts. As a first-generation Indian-American, I grew up in a bilingual household, primarily speaking Tamil, a South Indian language. My parents have been a significant influence on my life; witnessing their tireless efforts to provide for my brother and me will always be a source of inspiration. 

At the Jackson School, I've acquired the skills to view the world through both a quantitative and qualitative lens. The program places a strong emphasis on applying theoretical knowledge to real-world situations, and I've had the privilege of learning from professors with extensive field experience. My coursework as a Global Affairs major has equipped me with the skills to be a lifelong agent of change for the issues I am passionate about. My upcoming adventure takes me to Bosnia in October through the Jackson School as part of my Capstone project. 

As a member of the DEI council, my goal is to promote representation not only among students but also within the staff and guest speakers. During my time at Yale, I had the opportunity to study Tamil, which was particularly meaningful as my professor integrated cultural aspects from my upbringing into the curriculum. I also aspire to help foster an environment at Jackson where students feel empowered to instigate positive change within the school community.