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Welcome to the home of Resiliency Webchats, conversations with members of the UMD community about moments in their lives that required resilience. Along with host, Dr. Lisa Erwin, you will learn about the strategies they used to stay strong and move forward in challenging times.
Resiliency Webchats | Episode 1 | Watch Here
Chandana Halaharvi ‘09 is a first-generation immigrant who attended UMD with the goal of ultimately becoming a doctor. Her path unexpectedly changed when she was not accepted into medical school. In this interview, Chandana talks about how she worked through feelings of shame and hopelessness, and ultimately created a plan for how to persist, and move past rejection. Today, Chandana works as a foot and ankle surgeon in Houston, TX.