As a learner at Olin College, a citizen of India who sees the challenges of the developing world, and an engineering student who wants to address developing world issues with technology, I hope to be a grand challenges scholar throughout my life. The projects and experience I will describe in this portfolio provide a good foundation to explore the grand challenges in depth in the future. My exposure to the relationship between engineering, design and psychology included the Myndr project, a smartphone application for the elderly that have mild memory loss. Another project that allowed me to focus on a Grand Challenge, while integrate engineering and user experience design, was the Zimba project in Calcutta, India. Zimba is a water chlorinator that eliminates bacteria from tap water, making drinkable water for the poor.