Profile in Service: Srijana Rajbhandary
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Srijana Rajbhandary is currently one of the Healthcare Interns at IRC Atlanta. Like all interns she schedules appointments, files documents, and helps keep the office running smoothly. Unlike others, however, she’s also a dental surgeon.
Ms. Rajbhandary came to IRC Atlanta through an internship sponsored by Emory University’s Ethics and Servant Leadership Summer Internship Program. Before beginning her internship she had worked with Bhutanese refugees at Georgia Refugee Health and Mental Health, but she had already been well aware of the plight of Bhutanese refugees growing up in her native Nepal. For her, the choice to work with IRC was simple: she speaks Nepali, is aware of the issues related to Bhutanese refugees in Nepal, and has worked with refugee health before.
The experience Ms. Rajbhandary brings is invaluable to IRC. As a student of epidemiology, she is skilled in recognizing health issues of newly arrived refugees – many of which have been previously untreated or ignored. Currently, she is working on developing an informational package on over-the-counter drugs for IRC clients, as well as lending her expertise to a mobile dental clinic serving the Clarkston area.
Srijana Rajbhandary, thank you for your service.