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. Gender Based Violence
    Let’s Protect Mentally Ill Women From Abuse

    To eradicate violence against women, we certainly have to fight against abuse of women who are mentally ill. The category…

  2. 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…

  3. Maternal and Child Health
    What Motherhood Means To Female Street Vendors

    The right to motherhood is universally recognized . A certain category of mothers however seem marginalized from this right. Is…

  4. 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…