I am completing the final year of my Specialized Honours B.A. in Psychology at York University.
My research interest lies in sensorial imagination, future thinking, personal and life narratives, and the therapeutic utility of writing with a focus on its use through transitional periods. The primary goal of my research is to develop tools and learning strategies that use narrative techniques and mental imagery to improve foresight throughout development. Currently, I am interested in how narrative goal-setting strategies that utilize sensorial imagination may be used for integrating identity, minimizing stressors and future-related fears through transitional periods such as graduating high school or higher education, immigrating and entering parenthood. I intend to pursue Clinical and Counselling Psychology in graduate school to become a licensed Clinical Psychologist or Psychological Associate, and I aim to open my own private practice one day!
As a member of the South Asian community, I am eager to aid in the normalization of mental health conversations within the community while providing mental health solutions that are implementable and relevant for South Asian cultural dynamics.
Outside of academia, I am an avid artist with ongoing projects in music production, creative writing, acrylic painting, and clothes design – to name a few! I’m currently working on a dystopian space opera and novel (which is taking much longer than I anticipated), both of which I hope to publish one day!