Master of Health Science candidate
Phi Beta Kappa
Dean’s and Chancellor’s Undergraduate Research Awards, University of California, Santa Cruz
Fulbright Scholar to the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Center for Chinese Agricultural Policy
International Health Human Nutrition and International Affairs International Development
What are your career goals?
I would like to pursue a career in implementing and evaluating micronutrient interventions, especially for women and children in rural areas.
What sparked your interest in global health?
I became interested in nutrition while living in China, where, in spite of economic growth, children in rural areas continue to fall behind their urban counterparts in terms of health and educational attainment. I have come to believe that improving micronutrient intake for children and pregnant women is a key factor in improving physical and cognitive development of rural children, and in closing the gaps between urban and rural areas.
How do you see yourself making a difference in public health because of the Global Health Scholarship?
In addition to making possible my studies at John Hopkins, the Center for Global Health Scholarship has connected me to a valuable network of public health professionals. Through the Center, I know that I will find mentors from a variety of health fields, and will have opportunities to work on projects that are improving the lives of people around the world.