Elisabeth Epstein

Hi everyone! I recently earned my Master’s degree in International Development from The New School in New York City in May 2012. With a concentration in International Development and Global Health, I have worked behind the scenes as a Research Intern for the PBS documentary Half the Sky in addition to serving as the Research and Advocacy Intern for The Hunger Project. Globally, I have taught English to kindergartners in China, have researched clean water and HIV/AIDS in Kenya, and have gained first-hand experience understanding how migrants and refugees deal with public health issues in both Mexico and Thailand. I am especially interested in food security, nutrition and hunger and the role of women and girls in each of these issues. In my free time, I enjoy playing with my ever-so-fluffy Siberian Husky, eating delicious food, training for marathons and traveling. Follow me on Twitter @E_Epstein!

  1. Health
    Interview: Elena Vanishing

    Seventeen-year-old Elena is vanishing. Every day means renewed determination, so every day means fewer calories. This is the story of…

  2. Books
    The Haunting of Sunshine Girl

    Paige McKenzie, young author and YouTube phenom, recently released her first book. Based on her incredibly successful YouTube channel, The Haunting…

  3. Politics
    What Indiana’s New Religious Freedom Restoration Act Means for Women 

    Today, Indiana Governor Mike Pence signed the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) allowing for individuals and companies with “sincerely held religious beliefs” to refuse service…

  4. Sheroes
    Women Inspire: Dr. Bunmi Ajibua

    This post is the sixth in a series of interviews from women and girls at the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation…