2021-2022 Prajna Leadership Fellows

Prajna (Pra’-gyia) is a Sanskrit word that conveys ultimate wisdom that cannot be reached by developing intellect alone. It entails insight from experience and understanding through the engagement with all that surrounds us. Prajna Leadership Fellows merge intellect and practice together to compassionately advance the welfare of humanity.

Prajna Leadership Fellows


Eirliani “Lin” Abdul Rahman, ’24
From: Singapore
Degrees Held: MSc, London School of Economics
BA, Warwick University



Rosie Batista

Rosanna Batista, ’24
From: Quincy, MA
Degrees Held: MPH, Boston University
BA, Cornell University



Mrinalini Darswal, ’23
From: Jammu and Kashmir, India
Degrees Held: MBBS, Government Medical College, Jammu, India
MA, University of Texas, Austin


hailu Dhufera

Hailu Dhufera, ’24
From: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Degrees Held: MD, Jimma University
MPH, University 0f Bergen


teguo djoyum

Teguo Djoyum, ’24
From: Rocky Mountain, CO/ Bandjoun, Cameroon
Degrees Held: MPH, Columbia University



ZeenithZeenith Ebrahim, ’23
From: Cape Town, South Africa
Degrees Held: MPA, Harvard Kennedy School
MBA, Oxford University


Kevin Linn

Kevin Linn, ’24
From: Vancouver, Canada
Degrees Held: MPH, University of Saskatchewan
BS, Concordia University


Oscar Mairena

Oscar Mairena, ’24
From: Los Angeles, CA
Degrees Held: MPP, Harvard Kennedy School
BA, University of California, Berkeley


Erin McGuinness

Erin McGuinness, ’24
From: El Paso, TX
Degrees Held: MPH, MSW, Saint Louis University
BA, The University of Chicago


Tatenda Mujeni

Tatenda Mujeni, ’24
From: Atlanta, GA/Harare, Zimbabwe
Degrees Held: MPH, Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health
BSc, Bennett College


Heather OldenHeather Olden, ’23
From: Detroit, MI
Degrees Held: MPH, University of Michigan
BS, Hampton University


Elizabeth Perry

Elizabeth Perry, SM ’17, ’23
From: Washington, DC (area)
Degrees Held: MS, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
MA, John Hopkins University


Gail Edwards

Gail Ranglin Edwards, ’23
From: Kingston, Jamaica
Degrees Held: MAS, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
MBBS, BMedSci, BSc, University of the West Indies



sarah Tsay

Sarah Tsay, ’23
From: Silver Spring, MD
Degrees Held: MPH, Columbia University
BS, University of Maryland


Brett Turner

Brett Turner, ’24
From: New York, NY/Boston, MA
Degrees Held: MA, BA, City University of New York, Queens College



erika willacy

Erika Willacy, ’24
From: Atlanta, GA
Degrees Held: MPH, University of Michigan
BA, Wellesley College


Frank Wong

Frank Wong, ’23
From: Brookline, MA
Degrees Held: MPH, Emory University
BS, Boston University


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