Meet the Interns: Mehek Mirchandani
1. Tell us a little about yourself...
My name is Mehek, and I am a first generation Indian American student at the University of Florida.
2. Why are you involved with LGBT activism?
I became involved in LGBTQ activism when I was in high school. I joined the drama club and made so many friends who opened my eyes to the issues facing LGBTQ people today. As time went on, I myself came out, and in turn, worked as president of the Gay Straight Alliance at that school to fight to have a Day of Silence, which the administration was adamantly against. Throughout college my activism waned as school took up more of my time.
3. Why did you want to intern at Equality Florida?
I wanted to intern at Equality Florida because I missed being in the thick of discussion and action toward progress. A friend of mine had a wonderful experience as an intern with Equality Florida and encouraged me to apply when I was looking for internships.
4. What are your plans after you graduate?
After I graduate, I hope to pursue a Masters in Public Policy, though I have not yet decided when I want start school again. In the meantime, I hope to find a job in something I am passionate about.
Stay tuned next week for the next blog post in our "Meet The Interns" series!