I recently graduated in May 2012 from the NYU Masters in Public Health program with a concentration in Community and International Health. Before coming to NYU, I received a B.A. from the University of Florida where I studied History and Anthropology. While at NYU, I have studied in Mexico looking at the health impacts of immigration and health outcomes in post-apartheid South Africa. I have worked internationally with the Naturopathic Medicine in Global Health non-profit in Guatemala and at the Gender, Health & Justice Research Unit at the University of Cape Town in South Africa. While living in NYC, I interned with the United Nations Population Fund working on the rights of indigenous peoples and was a research intern at the CHIBPS NYU research center on two research projects looking at the effect behavioral patterns of men who have sex with men has on their HIV status.
My interests lie in global public health, promoting gender equality and human rights. The summer of 2012, I interned with the SISGI Group as a Program and Research Intern where I blogged on issues related to refugees, women’s health issues globally and global environmental health issues. Additionally I served as the Assistant Project Lead on a collaborative assessment project with the American Diabetes Association.
In my free time I like to practice yoga, am an avid news junkie, hike, travel to far off lands and read.