Rapidly advancing technology defines this age and day, and I am excited to join the front lines of using digital health technologies to advance the impact of public health.
My role in Cooper/Smith as Communications Intern is to develop a systematic approach to how we communicate our values and work to a widespread audience. I have experience with website layout, photography, and writing, and I hope to use these skills to create an interface that gets others as excited about our work at Cooper/Smith as I am.
I am currently pursuing a Masters of Science in Public Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, concentrating on International Health and a Vaccine science and policy certificate. Thus far, my work has been with academic institutions, non-profits, and private sector, working on global health behavior change communications strategy, mixed methods infectious disease research, and digital technology optimization.
Prior to graduate school, I studied at the University of Michigan. I graduated with degrees in Spanish and Global Health/Environment, but my education was a melting pot of liberal arts, social and natural sciences, social justice advocacy, and intensive language study. This education grew into a passion for health equity, which I have worked for in many different capacities. Most recently, I worked in Zambia on a pilot study of ARV (antiretroviral drugs) self-management for HIV-positive adolescents.