Liz Fortier

Liz earned a Master’s of Public Health degree from New York University in 2012, during which she researched harm reduction measures for intravenous drug users, and worked for a diabetes prevention research study in East Harlem. Liz traveled to Mexico and South Africa with NYU to understand the approaches taken toward improving community health in those countries. Liz has consistently been invested in the health of marginalized populations and improving access to health care for those living in poverty. As a way to entrench herself in one of the world’s most impoverished cities, Liz volunteered at the Missionaries of Charity in Calcutta, India. Liz spent 2013 in South Korea teaching English and investigating gender issues there. She is eager to share what she has learned about health and poverty and how those issues relate to gender equity. Liz lives in Brooklyn, New York. Be inspired to take action toward global gender equity! Follow Liz on Twitter @LizAFort

  1. Development
    SDG 7: Access To Energy Can Lead To Gender Equity

    At this time last year, the progress of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) was being analyzed as their 15-year stretch…

  2. Health
    It Takes A Village

    All of our heartstrings feel a tug when we find ourselves staring into the face of poverty. We see a malnourished child’s…

  3. Climate & The Environment
    ‘Create our future by design, not by accident!’

    Last night, I attended the UNGA event, Leader’s Forum on Women Leading the Way: Raising Ambition for Climate Action, hosted…

  4. Rights
    International Day of Peace 2014

    In Martin Luther King’s Nobel Peace Prize lecture, he compared the tremendous scientific achievements the world had made by the…