2016 – 2017 CGH Student Advisory Board

Name: Adam Jones
Committee: Hackathon
Major/Year: Economics/2018
Involvement on Grounds: SE@UVA, One in Four, Virginia Pay for Success Lab, Jefferson Literary and Debating Society
Why are you involved with the CGH and Global Health?: As a CGH Scholar, I was lucky enough to study global health and education in Rwanda. My experiences there inspired me to spread awareness and interest in global health here on Grounds.
What is your favorite UVA event?: YAR

Name: Eliza Campbell
Position: CIO Liaison
Major/Year: Public Policy & Leadership; Foreign Affairs/2017
Involvement on Grounds: Adopt-a-Grandparent Program, Chi Omega Sorority
Why are you involved with the CGH and Global Health?: CGH is an essential, interdisciplinary platform to raise awareness about global health and I enjoy engaging the university community in issues I care so much about. I also had the opportunity to do child health work in Rwanda as a CGH Scholar this summer and want to continue to give back to the institution that allowed me to have this incredible experience.
What is your favorite UVA event?: Trick or Treating on the Lawn

IMG_3586Name: Claire Romaine
Committee: Global Health on Grounds
Major/Year: Human Biology, 2018
Involvement on Grounds: General Chemistry Lab TA, Group Exercise Instructor at the AFC, Jefferson Literary and Debating Society
Why are you involved with the CGH and Global Health?: I joined CGH as a first year; I saw Global Health as a career that would quench my thirsts for travel, problem-solving, and meeting interesting people. CGH has already given me these opportunities (a trip to Rwanda, planning super fun events, getting to know some of my best friends) and so many more.
What is your favorite UVA event?: Rotunda Sing

Name: Mary Heekin
Major/Year: Nursing, 2017
Involvement on Grounds: Nursing Student Council, Volunteers with International Students, Staff and Scholars
Why are you involved with the CGH and Global Health?: CGH has provided awesome opportunities to discuss topics of global health with students and faculty across many disciplines. As a nursing student, I am very interested in the field of healthcare, and CGH has greatly expanded my views on world health and possible career paths. Additionally, through my involvement, I have been able to assist in planning several events, such as Global Health Week and the bimonthly journal club meetings. I’ve loved having the chance to help promote global health awareness around grounds and include students and faculty from very diverse backgrounds.
What is your favorite UVA event?: Home football games!

Name: Golda Houndoh
Committee: Case Competition
Major/Year: Undeclared, Class of 2019
Involvement on Grounds: Zeta Tau Alpha Sorority, First Year Players, Madison House, Autism Theatre Project, Young Women’s Leadership Program, ULink Advising
Why are you involved with the CGH and Global Health?: I was born in Togo, West Africa and I was lucky enough to immigrate to the US after my mom won the Lotto-Visa– a literal lottery for visas. In the winter break of 2015-2016, I was fortunate enough to get to re-visit Togo and it was the most eye-opening, mind-blowing, but nevertheless, the best experience of my life. After seeing all the disparities, my eyes were opened to the importance of Global Public health and the impact I could have on my country by studying it. CGH’s discussions, forums, and advising would be the perfect step in the right direction! I’m very excited to see what my first year of CGH-SAB has in store for me!
What is your favorite UVA event?: Lighting of the Lawn!

Name: Sedona Hoppe-Brosse
Committee: Global Health on Grounds
Major/Year: Global Health and History/ Class of 2018
Involvement on Grounds: Madison House Bridging the Gap, VISAS, Moot Court
Why are you involved with the CGH and Global Health?: I am pursuing a career in international health diplomacy and am incredibly passionate about promoting the concept of health as a human right. I find that the Center for GLobal Health is an incredible resource and serves as a liaison for students to the larger global health community and gets us engaged in the global initiative to ensure all people have access to equitable health care. CGH hosts a wide variety of events that engage the student body and fosters an educational exchange between professors, professionals, academics, scholars and students. It’s incredible to have a community of people that are interested in the same problems, problems that may appear at times ominous and unsolvable, but within that community have a true atmosphere of encouraging and inspiring thoughts and ideas put into action when possible to make a true and impactful difference.
What is your favorite UVA event?: Global Health Month and Trick or Treating on the Lawn

Name: Rawan Abdelrahman
Committee: Global Health Month
Major/Year: Biology and English/2017
Involvement on Grounds: Madison House Medical Services, The BIG Event, Office of Undergraduate Admission
Why are you involved with the CGH and Global Health?: I am passionate about Global Health and wanted to get more involved with it on grounds. The CGH seemed like a great way to do this, and I want to continue spreading the word about global health and raising awareness about health issues around Grounds.
What is your favorite UVA event?: Rotunda Sing

Name: Callie Johnson
Committee: Case Competition
Major/Year: Economics and Global Development Studies/2017
Involvement on Grounds: Chi Omega Sorority, Student Council Community Affairs Committee, American Enterprise Institute Executive Council, Madison House Bridging the Gap
Why are you involved with the CGH and Global Health?: Health touches all–everyday, everywhere, everyone. Throughout college, I have become increasingly fascinated with the concept of health and how to improve it for people all around the world. With CGH, you don’t have to travel far to engage with global health. CGH provides students with unique, interdisciplinary opportunities to engage with global health right here on Grounds. From the Case Competition to journal club to discussion-based events to research grants, CGH has it all!
What is your favorite UVA event?: CGH Case Comp!!

IMG_3591Name: Natalie Browning
Committee: Global Health on Grounds
Major/Year: History/South Asian Studies/Secondary Ed, Third Year
Involvement on Grounds: Pi Beta Phi Sorority, Senior Producer/Membership Coordinator for the Pioneer (Hackcville), Charlottesville Abundant Life (Madison House), and CGH!!
Why are you involved with the CGH and Global Health?: Historically, I am known to get loig thoughts. As a humanities major, I try and connect the past with the present, and come up with solutions to the major conflicts that exist today in the world. This process is largely driven by passion, and sometimes this process can be discouraging when grappling alone. In many global conflicts, ‘the answer’ can be far from black and white. At the Center for Global Health, problems are discussed, but so are solutions. My peers are brilliant, and able to weave together the complexities of science, politics, economics, cultural influences, and social customs, in an effort to understand global health. My experience at CGH has been a cohesive interdisciplinary effort to make the world a better place, and I love it.
What is your favorite UVA event?: Laying and reading on the Lawn on a beautiful day

Name: Sasheenie Moodley
Committee: Global Health Month
Major/Year: Masters in Public Health Candidate (Concentration: Health Policy, Ethics, Law)
Involvement on Grounds:  Conflux Journal, Editor In Chief and Founder; Center for Global Health, Chair of Global Health Month, Student Advisory Board Member; Echols Honors Council, Housing and Residence Life, resident advisor; Hoos In Treble Acapella groups; Madison House; Sustained Dialogue; Principal Research Investigator – HIV and Masculinity; Teaching Assistant, Organic Chemistry; Teaching Assistant, Global Development Studies; Virginia Journal of Bioethics Journal, opinion writer;  Kappa Delta Sorority; Jefferson Scholars Public Service Fellow
Why are you involved with the CGH and Global Health?: Knowledge is power, but shared knowledge is powerful. CGH presents a platform for knowledge sharing and I am eager to move this platform forward in our community.
What is your favorite UVA event?: Rotunda Sing

Name: Himika Rahman
Committee: Hackathon
Major/Year: Masters in Public Health, 2017 (Concentration: Research in Practice)
Involvement on Grounds: Conflux Journal Creative Director, Center for Global Health Student Advisory Board, Graduate Mentor for Community Oriented Health Logistics (Jefferson Public Citizens research project), Researcher/Designer for Health Impact Assessment on Santo Domingo Tribe of New Mexico
Why are you involved with the CGH and Global Health?: I was introduced to CGH through my work with the Conflux Journal, and I admire the organization for not only supporting the efforts of our global health scholars but also promoting events and opportunities for UVA students. I was inspired to be apart of the effort to spread the word on Grounds about the importance of global health.
What is your favorite UVA event?: First Year Players musicals

Name: Stefano Rumi
Committee: Global Health Month
Major/Year: Sociology, Social Entrepreneurship, 2017, Masters in Public Policy,  2018
Committee: Global Health Month
Involvement on Grounds: U.Va. Honor Committee, support officer; Social Entrepreneurship at UVA, Student Advisory Member; The Fralin Art Museum, Student Engagement Council Board; Center for Global Health, Student Advisory Board;UVA College Council, Sociology Department representative; Madison House, Habitat for Humanity program director; The Oculus Undergraduate Research Journal, former executive editor, published author, 2015-2016 Academic Year (Water Policy and Sustainability Issues in Las Vegas); Pay for Success Laboratory at The Batten School, research fellow; 2016 Social Innovation Summit, Planning Committee; Research under Dr. Bala Mulloth, Social Innovation in Emerging Markets (India); HackCville; Undergraduate Research Network; European Student Networking Organization (ESNO) Outreach Chair
Why are you involved with the CGH and Global Health?: I am passionate about helping motivated UVa students connect with on-grounds resources that can assist them with their projects, and I hope to promote inter-disciplinary collaboration with CGH and other groups.
What is your favorite UVA event?: Streaking the Lawn

Name: Jeremy Jones
Committee: Case Competition
Major/Year: Biology and Public Policy & Leadership
Involvement on Grounds: mental health policy research with Professor Bonnie in support of the Virginia General Assembly, University Judiciary Committee, Batten representative; First Year Players, fundraising committee, assistant carpenter; Alternative Spring Break, president; Madison House, Emergency Department, volunteer; Batten Council; Fourth Year Trustees; First Year Leadership Experience, co-founder First Year Leadership Project, assistant program coordinator; Housing and Residence Life, resident advisor; malarial research with Dr. Guler; Jefferson Public Citizens
Why are you involved with the CGH and Global Health?: When I was young I struggled with multiple complicated and chronic health conditions. Today, I am able to refer to these conditions in the past tense, but only because of the excellent care I received by virtue of the resources available to me. This has helped make me acutely aware of just how inequitable access to basic health and human services are, inspiring an interest to make an impact. The Center for Global Health does a wonderful job of raising awareness of these key issues. I’m involved because I want to help the Center to continue playing a part in sparking the kinds of conversations that will increase the salience of these inequities and help inspire tangible solutions.
What is your favorite UVA event?: Lighting of the Lawn

Name: Matt Salit
Major/Year: Undeclared, Second Year
Involvement on Grounds: Stall Seat Journal; Sustained Dialogue; Peer Health Educator; Madison House Volunteer; Reformed University Fellowship
Why are you involved with the CGH and Global Health?: Public health improves the quality of life and protects the health of the communities, both local and global, that we call home.  I initially became interested in public health after responding to a driving accident in my community with a safe driving educational campaign.  My involvement on Grounds with other health and wellness organizations has further fueled an appetite for effective responses to local public health concerns.  I want to work with my peers at the Center to apply those skills in a global setting and promote dialogue and awareness about global health on Grounds.
What is your favorite UVA event?: Lighting of the Lawn

Name: Mariana Forero
Major/Year: Global Development Studies, 3rd Year
Involvement on Grounds: Globemed at UVa, Global Greeters, Global Development Organization, Arts Box Office ticket agent, CGH SAB Member
Why are you involved with the CGH and Global Health?: During my first year, I started going to Globemed meetings on a whim and found something that I’m really passionate about. Health is a human right because without your health, life can be very difficult. People around the world are socially determined to having unhealthy lives, so I’m hoping to find a path in life that allows me to help fight this problem. Working in the CGH SAB will allow me to do so during my time here in UVa through raising awareness and hosting events that allows for discussion on this issue.
What is your favorite UVA event?: Lighting of the Lawn

Name: Claire Corkish
Major/Year: Government, 3rd Year
Involvement on Grounds: GlobeMed@UVa, Global Development Organization, Madison House, Wesley Student Fellowship
Why are you involved with the CGH and Global Health?: While interning as a caseworker at the Coventry Refugee Center, I worked with some of the most vulnerable people in my city. Many of my clients suffered from mental illness and chronic diseases that were exacerbated due to an inability to access medical care, left untreated and undiagnosed because of social stigma and fear. Through this work, I realized that to make a difference in global health, you don’t necessarily need to leave the country, or even Charlottesville. I am excited to be part of the CGH this year, working to promote global health through everything from discussions at our bi-weekly journal club to scholarships like the CGH Scholars program.
What is your favorite UVA event? (e.g. Lighting of the Lawn, CGH Case Competition, etc.): Rotunda Sing!

Name: Lauren Welch
Major/Year: 3rd year Anthropology and Global Public Health
Involvement on Grounds: Peer Health Educators, Swing Dance Club, Anthro Research Assistant, CGH SAB
Why are you involved with the CGH and Global Health?: Health is not a privilege, but a right. I work hard everyday to help my peers in the UVA community achieve good health and I hope one day to do the same for the global community. I believe health comes from awareness, education, and empowerment, three facets of CGH’s mission to bring global health to Grounds. I am also acutely aware of the interdisciplinary nature of public health and I feel that CGH provides a remarkable ecosystem for innovation and intervention of which I am so proud to be a part. I love sharing ideas with people who are equally passionate about ensuring health around the world and address current issues from a variety of perspectives. I have found Journal Club to always be fruitful in developing new ideas and I admire the exceptional research published in Conflux. I cannot wait to add my voice, expertise, and perspective to the CGH adventure.
What is your favorite UVA event? (e.g. Lighting of the Lawn, CGH Case Competition, etc.): Fourth Year 5K!

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