Muksha Jingree

Muksha Jingree is currently pursuing her Master of Public Health in Nutrition at the Harvard T.H Chan School of Public. She is originally from Mauritius and her early exposure to non-communicable diseases in her country has boosted Muksha’s interest in nutrition and public health. Prior to Harvard, she was a Clinical Research Coordinator at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center where she was involved in a community-based research program aimed at improving the health of New York City taxi drivers. Muksha has a bachelor’s degree in Nutrition and Dietetics from New York University, and she is interested in diabetes prevention and management through nutrition interventions both at community and national levels. Muksha speaks English, French, Mauritian Creole, Hindi and Bhojpuri, and enjoys cooking, reading and yoga in her spare time. She is thrilled to be joining the Harvard-Mississippi Delta Fellowship in Public Health this summer!

Muksha’s project focuses on developing the second phase of the “Blueprint” focused on the needs of children from 9-18 years of age with the goal of identifying the top challenges facing Mississippi’s children and areas of improvement.