Sahit Menon

Placement Country: Uganda
Title: Data Use and Visualization Officer
Partner: LifeNet International
Health equity is a collective vision to understand insufficiencies in healthcare delivery for the purpose of developing community-centered solutions that address gaps in health access.

Sahit Menon was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area. He believes in leveraging an engineering mindset to ideate, build, and test effective solutions to improve health accessibility. He is passionate about applying design thinking principles to combine empathy and innovation for social good. He has worked at Intel, developing an augmented reality application, as well as Project RISHI, on a tobacco de-addiction and oral hygiene campaign for villagers in Naga Valadia, India. Sahit also volunteered at refugee camps in Lesvos, Greece, an experience which led him to co-develop a micro-philanthropy platform called Duet, which connects donors directly to refugees on the basis of refugees’ expressed needs. Sahit studied biomedical engineering at the University of Southern California. In his free time, he enjoys hiking, landscape photography, and marathon training.