Sana Farooqui

Sana Farooqui

Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Fellow

Sana is an MPH-65 student in the Health Management program and is interested in studying and addressing causes of health disparities among underserved communities, especially in terms of healthcare delivery and access to care. Before coming to Harvard Chan, Sana received her undergraduate degree from the University of Maryland and worked as a project manager … Continue reading “Sana Farooqui”

Ayah Hamdan

Ayah Hamdan

Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Fellow

Ayah is a student in the SM Epidemiology program, on the Reproductive, Perinatal and Pediatric Health track. She is a graduate of the University of California at Berkeley and a proud product of the California community college system. Ayah is interested in the intersection between technology and health, and how it can be applied to … Continue reading “Ayah Hamdan”

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Veronica Handunge

Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Fellow

Veronica Handunge is an MPH-65 student in the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences. She is a first-generation student and Sri Lankan American, who grew up in Prince George’s County, Maryland. Prior to starting her MPH she worked for the Alzheimer’s Association of Massachusetts/New Hampshire. Veronica is passionate about health equity, particularly in underserved and … Continue reading “Veronica Handunge”

Jennifer Lee

Jennifer Lee

Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Fellow

Jenn is an MPH-65 candidate in Nutrition. Her study interests include nutrition policy and diabetes prevention in Asian populations. Prior to coming to Harvard Chan, Jenn worked in clinical research studying the effects of sleep on metabolism and health. Outside of classes, you can find her in the kitchen trying new recipes, running outdoors, or … Continue reading “Jennifer Lee”

Sawhel Maali

Sawhel Maali

Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Fellow

Born and bred in the San Francisco Bay Area, Sawhel Maali completed her undergraduate education at the University of California at Berkeley. Before coming to HSPH, she worked at the UCSF Child Health Equity Institute, where she worked on research studies and implementation efforts targeted towards improving the health and wellbeing of children and their … Continue reading “Sawhel Maali”

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Isha Nirola

Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Fellow

Isha Nirola is a student in the DrPH program at the Harvard Chan School. She is a credentialed global health expert on health systems strengthening, community health workers (CHWs), and disease eradication, with 18 years of experience – including nearly a decade at the senior management level. Isha has worked in some of the world’s … Continue reading “Isha Nirola”

Valentina Vargas

Valentina Vargas

Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Fellow

Valentina is a student in the MS-80 Global Health program. She was born in Colombia and immigrated with her family to South Florida, where she graduated from the University of Miami. Valentina is passionate about maternal health and women’s reproductive health, with particular focus on HIV and other infectious diseases and barriers to contraceptive use. Valentina’s … Continue reading “Valentina Vargas”

Keona Wynne

Keona Wynne

Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Fellow

Originally from Huntsville, Texas, Keona was raised in an environment where aunts are like mothers and cousins are like brothers and sisters, so she has always had a strong sense of community, inclusion, and unity. Keona recently completed her SM in Bioethics, where she explored the ethical issues surrounding resource allocation, minority and vulnerable population … Continue reading “Keona Wynne”

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Seblewongel Yigletu

Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Fellow

Seblewongel (Seble) is a first-year SM2 student in the Department of Epidemiology. Originally from Milwaukee, she is a recent graduate of Tufts University. At Harvard Chan, Seble is interested in maternal/child health in low-resource settings and health disparities. Outside of class, she is an avid runner and enjoys listening to podcasts. She looks forward to … Continue reading “Seblewongel Yigletu”