Harvard School of Public Health Commencement
Recipient Albert Schweitzer Graduation Award
Albert Schweitzer Urban Fellow
Delegate to Cairo’s International Conference for
Population and Development
Delegate to Yokohama’s International
Co-Chair Conference “Violence and Human Rights”
Founding Member of Young Indian-American Forum
Delegate to Asian-American Conference at
International Health Epidemiology: AIDS, Health Policy & Human Rights
Harvard School of Public Health, 1994
International Finance, Spanish & Pre-Med
Cum Laude with Honors, University of Maryland, 1990
Certificate International Government & Finance
Spanish-American Institute for International Education, Seville Spain, 1988
Global Exchange, Cuba, Investigator,
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.
National Geographic & Institute for Comparative Research on Women,
Assistant Producer, 1991
20-minute documentary film about women in development featuring rural women
in Zaire. Consultations, Kikongo translations, vocal tracking and
U.S. CREST- Centre d’etudes des relations
entre technologies et Strategies,
Zaire Consultant, 1991
translated, and analyzed information from news sources of events leading up
to military uprisings in 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.
Peace Corps - Zaire Ministry of Health,
Community Health Advisor and Administrator, 1990-91
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
ACTIVITIES IN THE USA
Association for Schools of Public Health & CDC,
twelve recipients nationally of a CDC fellowship. Developed health
information systems via community health assessment for immigrant
populations in Boston.
AIDS Policy Coalition/Harvard AIDS Institute,
Research Assistant, 1993-94
and contributor to AIDS in the World 1994 studying global impact of HIV/AIDS
Healthy Start Initiative,
Public Health Specialist, 1993
annual proposals for “Neighbor-to-Neighbor” projects with a team of
community health specialists. Process included evaluating, scoring,
consulting and funding allocations.
Health Organization Network WHONET,
Coordinated the network for the surveillance of antibiotic resistance,
analyzed incoming data, and developed country reports.
Tech University Medical School,
Investigator, Summer 1992
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.