The Filmmakers

Trisha Pasricha documentary filmmaker

Trisha Pasricha

Trisha Pasricha is a medical student at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. Pasricha graduated from Harvard University with a B.A. in film production where she was awarded the David S. McCord Prize for Excellence in Arts. Prior to studying medicine, she worked for CNN with Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta and for Academy Award-nominated film director Mira Nair. Pasricha’s latest documentary film, “A DOCTOR OF MY OWN: The First Medical Students of Namibia,” explores the healthcare emergency and global impact of medical education in Sub-Saharan Africa.


Eshwan Ramudu

Eshwan Ramudu is a graduate student at Johns Hopkins University in Earth and Planetary Sciences. As a native of Mauritius, Ramudu’s research is focused on engineering and global health, particularly in the healthcare infrastructure of Sub-Saharan Africa. He graduated from Harvard University in 2010 where he co-founded the Harvard College Global Hunger Initiative.