Jasmine Akuffo

Jasmine Akuffo

Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Fellow
she/hers

Jasmine is an MPH-65 student in the Social and Behavioral Sciences department. She is passionate about exploring the impacts of mass incarceration and housing instability on health disparities through research and policy work. Born in Accra, Ghana, and raised in the Chicago area, Jasmine received her BA in African-American Studies from Columbia University. As a … Continue reading “Jasmine Akuffo”

Aharisi Bonner

Aharisi Bonner

Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Fellow
she/hers

Aharisi Bonner is an MPH-65 student in the Department of Health Policy. She is a native New Yorker and identifies as first-generation American as her family is from Belize. Aharisi obtained her B.A. in Urban Studies and Sociology from Barnard College, Columbia University. She is interested in health insurance policy, specifically, the expansion of Medicaid … Continue reading “Aharisi Bonner”

Candice Carpenter

Candice Carpenter

Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Fellow
she/hers

Candice is a physician, entrepreneur, educator, and social justice advocate.  She is passionate about diversity and inclusion issues, particularly around incorporating inclusive leadership into the workplace, dismantling institutional and interpersonal microaggressions, and transforming healthcare organizations into cultivators of Black Excellence. Most recently, she has completed the Congress of Neurological Surgeons Leadership Fellowship Program in 2017-2019, Oxford’s … Continue reading “Candice Carpenter”

Jonathan Cruz

Jonathan Cruz

Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Fellow
he/him

Jonathan is an MPH-45 student in the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences. Originally from Connecticut, he is a proud first-generation student with parents from Puerto Rico and Colombia, and is LGBTQ. He has a B.A. in Public Health from Brown and is completing medical school in the Health Equity track at the University of … Continue reading “Jonathan Cruz”

Allie Dyer

Allie Dyer

Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Fellow
she/hers

An MPH student in the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Allie is a Portland-born, Antigua-rooted medical student, educator, writer, growing healer, and community organizer with a passion for reproductive justice, decolonial discourse, and the healing of historical and intergenerational trauma. She has a call toward bridging allopathic medicine and traditional wisdoms in service to … Continue reading “Allie Dyer”

Sana Farooqui

Sana Farooqui

Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Fellow
she/hers

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”

Sawhel Maali

Sawhel Maali

Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Fellow
she/hers

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”

Valentina Vargas

Valentina Vargas

Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Fellow
she/hers

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
she/hers

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”