Join us and Remy Shanker, Wellness Program Specialist at NYU Abu Dhabi, in The Art Gallery Commons for a casual and intimate conversation. Discover how we may improve ways in being mindful about food sovereignty, self-care and gratitude together with Remy. This event is by invitation only, for more information, please email

About Conversations in The Commons

In response to The Sovereign Forest exhibition, this conversation series brings socially engaged facilitators from different professions and backgrounds to The Art Gallery. Everyone’s experiences, thoughts, and opinions are welcome. The conversations are prompted by The Art Gallery’s effort to research ecological crimes that are important to our visitors.

Learn more about The Sovereign Forest.

About Dr. Remy Shanker

Remy is a medical doctor with a master’s in nutritional sciences. Born and raised in the region, she has worked with various multinational wellness companies across U.A.E. Remy is passionate about providing simple, real, and holistic resources to help students champion a fulfilling healthy life at NYUAD and beyond.

Remy earned her Medical Degree from the International University of Health Sciences, St. Kitts and Nevis. To expand her horizons toward a much functional approach to medicine, she branched out to do her Masters in Dietetics and Applied Nutrition from the University of Manipal. Remy joins the Wellness Department here at NYUAD with a proven track record of creating and implementing wellness initiatives to uplift the scope of employee and student wellness in the region.

In her downtime, Remy loves dancing with her kids, cooking up wholesomeness, or watching re-runs of political and legal dramas.

Remy’s life’s philosophy revolves around creating positive environments starting from herself. “While we’re all a work in progress, be the change You want to see!”