Saadhavi Maskey

The Fulbright University of Bristol Summer Institute on Arts, Activism, and Social Justice

Saadhavi Maskey was born in Kathmandu, Nepal, but raised in Syracuse, New York, and Lexington, Kentucky. Currently a rising junior at the University of Louisville, Saadhavi is pursuing an individualized major in inclusive healthcare studies on a pre-medical track. Saadhavi’s passion lies in advancing health equity, with a focus on LGBTQ+ communities.

He looks forward to caring and advocating for LGBTQ+ patients as a physician while pursuing research to bridge knowledge gaps in the field.

Recognizing that social change is vital to improving healthcare for marginalized groups, Saadhavi hopes to gain insights from the Fulbright University of Bristol Summer Institute about the avenues used in the city to combat historical inequities. As an enthusiastic artist himself, he is eager to learn how the arts can be used as catalysts for change. He plans to incorporate these perspectives into his own advocacy work in the United States.

In addition to his academic experiences, Saadhavi is excited to connect with other students in his cohort, learn from their unique backgrounds, and explore Bristol’s rich culture while studying abroad for the first time.