Pictured Left to Right; Debra Greenwood (CEO), Vimin Nanavati, Beth Andrews (Volunteer Director)
Vimin Nanavati, Orange resident and daughter of Dr. T.C. Nanavati, was awarded the Bea Boucher Volunteer of the Year Award from The Center for Family Justice in Bridgeport, CT on April 13, 2015. Vimin had been volunteering with The Center-a sexual assault and domestic violence agency-since December 2013. The occasion was attended by Mayor Bill Finch of Bridgeport and First Lady Kathy Malloy. The award was presented by The Center’s CEO, Debra Greenwood.
In addition to volunteering her free time at The Center, Vimin works part time with her father who is a Veterinarian in Seymour.
Vimin attended Sacred Heart Academy in Hamden but graduated, in 2008, from The Gunnery- a boarding school in Washington, CT. At Quinnipiac University she majored in biology with a double minor in chemistry and political science. After graduating with a Bachelor of Science in 2012, she continued her studies at Quinnipiac and in 2013 she graduated with a Master of Science in Cellular and Molecular Biology. Through the Albert Schweitzer Institute at Quinnipiac University, Vimin has participated in service delegations in Nicaragua. In 2011 she traveled with the Environmental Science delegation to Nicaragua where she worked with the National Autonomous University of Nicaragua. In 2012 she created and led the Women Empowerment & Leadership forum at Alianza Americana in Nicaragua. Additionally, she participated in the Health & Medical Delegation, from Quinnipiac, teaching underserved communities CPR and first aid techniques. Vimin aspires to become an OB/GYN and dedicate her future to women and medicine.
(Photo by Charlene Nolan of The Center for Family Justice)