Episode 03! This week on our Diving into Water and Sanitation Careers podcast we are joined by Deepesh Jain, a young water professional from India, who is currently completing a mission as a humanitarian worker with MSF (Médecins Sans Frontières / Doctors Without Borders) in Sierra Leone, where he has been supporting the construction of drinking water and waste water infrastructure in a maternity hospital.
In conversation with Josh, Deepesh shares a variety of reflections on his work, such as the route he took to join MSF’s environmental health division overseas, and what motivated him to pursue his Master’s degree in the social sciences, after first working as a design engineer. Deepesh offers advice for those starting out in their careers, advising anyone looking to join the sector to reflect thoughtfully about which sub-sector of the broad fields of water and sanitation they are most passionate about. Deepesh asks big questions about the future trajectory of water and sanitation, continuing the conversation this podcast fosters between junior and senior career professionals. He also discusses the best advice he has ever received, about investing in education, which when followed, has proven true and valuable in his own career journey. As a member of the Water Youth Network and a World Water Envoy for the International Water Resources Association, Deepesh shares about the rich community and opportunities to be found in water youth networks, as well. Tune in to hear these stories, among many others!
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