Aharisi Bonner

Aharisi Bonner

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”

Elodia Caballero

Elodia is a dual MPH/MD student in the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences at Harvard T.H Chan and in the Program in Medical Education for the Urban Underserved at UCSF School of Medicine. She is a proud native New Yorker, daughter of Honduran immigrants, and first-generation college graduate from a low income background. She … Continue reading “Elodia Caballero”

Kimberly Crow

Kim is an MPH-65 student in the Health Policy program. She was born and raised in Chicago and identifies as a first-generation Latina. She received her B.S. in Biology and minored in Global Health and Latinx Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She recently worked for the CDC through the two-year Public Health Associate Program … Continue reading “Kimberly Crow”

Valeria Duran

Valeria is an SM-80 student in the Department of Epidemiology, concentrating in NeuroPsychiatric Epidemiology. Valeria was born and raised in Los Angeles, California. Prior to coming to Boston, she completed her B.A. in Human Biology at Pitzer College. She is interested in mental health outcomes in adolescents, and specifically the role of school in adolescent … Continue reading “Valeria Duran”

Tawana Feimster

Tawana Feimster, DDS, MS is a MPH-45 student in the Health Policy Program with an interest in health care disparities and expanding equity, diversity and inclusion into organizational structures and dental school curriculums. She is originally from North Carolina. Tawana received her BS in Dental Hygiene from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, … Continue reading “Tawana Feimster”

Evelin Garcia

Evelin is an SM-80 student in the Department of Global Health & Population concentrating in Infectious Disease Epidemiology. She was born in Mexico City and immigrated to Danbury, CT at a young age. Evelin graduated summa cum laude from Western Connecticut State University with a degree in Biology and Community Health. Before graduate school, she … Continue reading “Evelin Garcia”

Ayah Hamdan

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”

Veronica Handunge

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”

Omar Khan

Born and raised in New York City, Omar became interested in global health and post-colonial theory in undergrad. Since then, he has worked in health system strengthening, and particularly quality, in settings such as New York City and Lilongwe. He is currently completing an MPH-65 in Health Management with passion to help develop sustainable health … Continue reading “Omar Khan”

Jesse Osmar Najarro Cermeño

Jesse Osmar Najarro Cermeño is an MPH-65 student in Health and Social Behavior. He was born in Boston and raised in East Somerville by his Guatemalan-immigrant family. In 2019, Jesse graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Community Health and French from Tufts University. Jesse comes to this work with experience in community-based health disparities … Continue reading “Jesse Osmar Najarro Cermeño”