‘Overcoming poverty is not a gesture of charity. It is the protection of a fundamental human right, the right to dignity and a decent life.’ – Mandela
Sid has been passionate about helping students from a very young age. Throughout his four years during his undergrad, Sid volunteered to teach English and Maths to underprivileged middle and high-school students. After graduation, he continued tutoring disadvantaged students whenever he got an opportunity while working in the energy industry in India.
After moving to Penn State to pursue his doctoral degree, he continued advocating for underrepresented students through his roles in the student government and various university committees and boards. For the last two years, he has been a part of Project Chair wherein he strives to educate people and create awareness about student hunger, poverty, and homelessness. Sidharth believes that Project Chair is a vital first step to bring the entire Penn State community together to fight student hunger, poverty, and homelessness.