My journey to higher education started when I enrolled as a Bachelor’s student in Technology, Policy and Management at TU Delft. During my studies, I was captivated by the capabilities of Information Technology (IT), but also interested in the social and economic consequences when things go awry. Furthermore, I was interested in the impact of climate change and how this could affect our current IT infrastructure. Therefore, my Bachelor’s graduation project was on the resilience of critical IT infrastructures against natural disasters. After completing my undergraduate degree, I enrolled as a Master’s student in Engineering and Policy Analysis in the Technology, Policy and Management Faculty at TU Delft. During my studies, the world as we knew it would change because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Inspired by events around me, I decided to focus my thesis on researching the disproportioned impact of COVID-19 and the associated policy measures meant to mitigate its spread on the distance to healthcare in India. By performing this research, I hope to gain more insight into the disproportionate health outcomes amongst different states in India.