Alumni

Dr. Veena Pillai, Class of 1997


Medical and Research Coordinator, MSRI
Director, Dhi Consulting & Training
Medical Doctor and Public Health/Social Sciences Researcher in the fields of HIV/AIDS, Disaster Medicine and Refugee Health

What is your best memory of GIS?
I loved Eistedfodd the most out of all the events. I loved seeing the creative and alternative sides to my friends and schoolmates. Interact Club is also an incredibly fond memory, as it provided me the exposure and necessary foundation to continue with humanitarian work. 

What is your favourite subject in school?
English and English Literature were my favourite subjects in school. I loved reading and I loved the concepts that you could bring out in stories, and with the simplest words and ideas.

How did GIS shape who you are today? 
GIS gave me two of the most important things that have shaped who I am today, a doctor, family member, friend and humanitarian. It gave me the ability to communicate and lead, with its diverse and plentiful extra-curricular activities, classes and events. Secondly, my English teachers and Interact Club teachers gave me the self-confidence and integrity I needed, to take the lead in many projects and programs I am pleased to have completed.

March 2017

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