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Shaakya Vembar

Role: Peer Supporter


Course: PhD


ILGBTQIA+ Aware International Postgraduate

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About Me

Hey! I'm Shaakya (a.k.a. Shake 'n Bake), a first-year PhD student and long-time sloth fanatic. I'm a third-culture-kid, having lived in India, Indonesia, the U.S., the Netherlands, and now Ireland. I hope to use this background, as well as my own struggles with mental health in college, to help other international and lgbtq+ students make their Trinity journey easier, but am of course eager to listen to anyone who needs to talk about issues such as depression, (social) anxiety, loneliness, burnout, confidence-building, and more. Other than researching, I love reading fiction, trying out new eateries, and discovering new parts of the city by accidentally taking the wrong transport routes.

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