Diya Chowdhury is a first-year MSc candidate in the School of Public Health and Health Systems, under the supervision of Professor Paul Stolee. She completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Waterloo, majoring in Health Studies with a minor in Gerontology. As a result of taking various courses related to Health and Aging for her minor, she was inspired to further study the area of geriatric healthcare. As an international student, she believes her global perspective on health and health systems will serve her well when paired with the integrative health approach of her master’s thesis.
Apart from academia, she has volunteered in various health settings, such as the emergency department and the neuro-radiology department. She has worked with Youth Services with the City of Kitchener and also served as an Infection Control Representative at a dentistry in Waterloo. Over her undergraduate career, she was also involved with different research groups in the department of Applied Health Science. In her spare time, she’s an avid reader, a vocalist, and a food enthusiast