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HONORS

Harvard School of Public Health Commencement
Speaker
Recipient Albert Schweitzer Graduation Award
Albert Schweitzer Urban Fellow
Delegate to Cairo’s International Conference for
Population and Development
Delegate to Yokohama’s International
AIDS Conference
Co-Chair Conference “Violence and Human Rights”
Founding Member of Young Indian-American Forum
Delegate to Asian-American Conference at
White House
EDUCATION

M.S. International Health Epidemiology: AIDS, Health Policy & Human Rights
Harvard School of Public Health, 1994
B.S. International Finance, Spanish & Pre-Med
Magna Cum Laude with Honors, University of Maryland, 1990
Certificate International Government & Finance
Spanish-American Institute for International Education, Seville Spain, 1988

ACTIVITIES ABROAD

Global Exchange, Cuba, Investigator, 1994

Conducted Cuban AIDS health policy and human rights investigation via a US public health delegation.

Vietnam, Summer 1993

Traveled by bicycle from Saigon to Hanoi interviewing women and visiting health clinics and hospitals.

United Nations Transitional Authority in Cambodia, Polling Station Officer, Summer 1993

Organized and managed complex election operations at local and national levels.

Salvadoran Association for Rural Health, El Salvador, Epidemiology Investigator, Spring 1993

Received funds to conduct a rural knowledge, attitude and practice study regarding women’s health and human rights.

ZAIRE and AFTER

National Geographic & Institute for Comparative Research on Women, Assistant Producer, 1991

Produced a 20-minute documentary film about women in development featuring rural women in Zaire.  Consultations, Kikongo translations, vocal tracking and on-lining.

U.S. CREST- Centre d’etudes des relations entre technologies et Strategies, Zaire Consultant, 1991

Collected, translated, and analyzed information from news sources of events leading up to military uprisings in Zaire.

OXFAM Zaire, Primary Health Care Training Specialist, 1990-91

Established $8,000 grant with OXFAM for community projects.  Planned, executed and evaluated training programs preparing health center nurses in management systems, community development, and auto-financing techniques.

U.S. Peace Corps - Zaire Ministry of Health, Community Health Advisor and Administrator, 1990-91

Supervised central health staff and 30 rural health clinics providing many health care services to over 500 villages.  Restructured health policy.  Developed a zone-wide standard for a “model” health clinic.  Organized health education seminars for women’s groups and founded first family planning program in Kingandu village.

ACTIVITIES IN THE USA

Association for Schools of Public Health & CDC, Fellow, 93-94

One of twelve recipients nationally of a CDC fellowship.  Developed health information systems via community health assessment for immigrant populations in Boston.

Global AIDS Policy Coalition/Harvard AIDS Institute, Research Assistant, 1993-94

Researcher and contributor to AIDS in the World 1994 studying global impact of HIV/AIDS pandemic.

Boston Healthy Start Initiative, Public Health Specialist, 1993

Reviewed annual proposals for “Neighbor-to-Neighbor” projects with a team of community health specialists.  Process included evaluating, scoring, consulting and funding allocations.

World Health Organization Network WHONET, Investigator, 1992-93

Coordinated the network for the surveillance of antibiotic resistance, analyzed incoming data, and developed country reports.

Texas Tech University Medical School, Investigator, Summer 1992

Mapped West Texas infant mortality levels.  Conducted pioneer and baseline study using census planning units, birth certificates, death certificates and Geographic Information System to interface epidemiologic studies.

     
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