Sarayu Adeni is the global health program coordinator at Dell Medical School and Texas Global’s Special Projects. She focuses on shaping and supporting impactful new programming for medical students, faculty, and communities in Austin and worldwide.
Sarayu earned her MPA in Development Practice—an interdisciplinary degree in sustainable development—from Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs. During that time, she completed her graduate consultancy with The Earth Institute’s K-12 education initiatives in Ghana, and her internship with the Global Coalition to Protect Education from Attack at Human Rights Watch. Sarayu has a Bachelor of Journalism and a Bridging Disciplines Certificate in International Studies from The University of Texas at Austin. She also studied abroad in Chile.
A Returned Peace Corps Volunteer (Dominican Republic ’10-’12), Sarayu previously worked for the Austin non-profit EcoRise, and the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services. She loves creative writing, nature, South Indian classical dance, mentoring with GirlForward, practicing her languages—Spanish and Hindi—and traveling with family and friends.