Shyam Desai


Associate, Research
Wesleyan University Chapter Co-President

Shyam was born in Vadodara, Gujarat, India and currently resides in Fairfield, CT. He still has roots in Vadadora, where most of his family still lives. He is in the Class of 2015 at Wesleyan University pursing a Neuroscience and Behavior and Biology double major. At MINDS, Shyam is a Research Associate and Wesleyan University Chapter Co-President. Shyam’s hobbies include watching and playing football, playing squash, and reading Popular Science magazine.

I truly believe that the MINDS Foundation has set its footpath in getting closer to eliminating the stigma around mental illness in India. I am very thankful for everyone who has aided to make my birth town better. I am glad to be a part of the Foundation and I hope that we are the first of many others to have gained this experience.