Poonam Kamath hails from the city of Mumbai in India. She completed her B.Sc. in Chemistry from The University of Mumbai. Her interest in the biological sciences made her go on to complete her M.Sc. in Biotechnology from Bangalore University. She also had a 6-month stint working as an in-patient medical coder in a healthcare company in Bangalore. After arriving in Germany, she joined the MAHASSA program to pursue her interests in Medical Anthropology.
Update: I graduated in 2014 from MAHASSA and I am currently a second year PhD student at South Asia Institute and working on Kinderwunsch, Assisted Reproductive Technologies and Feminism in Germany. I am also working on two projects as a research assistant: one on a DFG-funded Study of "desired children" in Germany and India and its meaning for Prenatal Genetic Diagnostics. The second is a collaborative research project between Universities of Koeln, Bonn and Heidelberg and the Indian Embassy/Consulate : "A Home Away from Home": Cultural Capital of the Indian Diaspora in Germany.