Global Health Ambassadors

If you’re interested in learning more about all GH programs, check out Rollins’s webpage: Global Health

Community Health Development Concentration

Sejal Waghray, MPH’23

Academic Interests:
– Humanitarian Emergencies
– Public Health Law
– Human Rights
– Global Health Policy
Certificate Program: Social Determinants of Health; Complex Humanitarian Emergencies
Extra Curricular Activities:
– Rollins Student Government Association
– The Task Force for Global Health

Hi y’all! My name is Sejal Waghray (sher/her/hers) and I am a second-year Global Health student. While I spent the majority of my life in Basking Ridge, NJ, I have also called Philadelphia, Atlanta, New York City, and (currently) San Francisco home. 

I graduated from Emory University in 2019 with a double major in Human Health as well as Political Science and a certificate in leadership. After graduating, I worked as a finance paralegal at Alston & Bird LLP while staying connected to public health by serving on boards of different non-profits. My public health interests involve the overlap between international law/diplomacy and preventing health-related emergencies in developing countries.

When I am not working or studying, you can find me food-hopping around Atlanta (my current record is 17 restaurants in 1 day), hiking (because after living in NYC you start to appreciate greenery a little differently), and dancing (as a former competitive dancer, I love finding new dance styles and studios to explore)! Please reach out if you have any questions and I look forward to sharing more about my experience with you all!

Hello, I am Caitlin Farrell and I am a second-year Global Health student with a concentration in Community Health Development. I grew up in Seattle, WA before moving to Hailey, ID in high school. I attended the University of Idaho where I got Bachelors of Science in Microbiology, Molecular Biology, and Biotechnology. While at University of Idaho I worked in the Grieshaber Lab studying the molecular mechanisms of cell development in Chlamydia. Living in Idaho I have seen the struggle that rural communities face with having access to affordable and effective healthcare. That has increased my passion of returning to Idaho be an advocate for increased health promotion and education in the rural communities that I grew up in.

When not on campus I can be found traveling back and forth to Clarksville, TN where my husband is stationed at Fort Campbell with the 101st. I enjoy hiking, mountain biking, and especially alpine skiing. I am so excited to share my experience here at Rollins and how many incredible opportunities come with living in Atlanta! 

Caitlin Farrell, MPH’23

Academic Interests:
– Infectious Diseases
– Nutrition
– Children’s Health
– Health Education
Extra Curricular Activities:
– UHI
– Volunteer with Agape Youth and Family Center
– Traveling

MaryGrace Bouldin, MPH’24

Academic Interests:
– Infectious Diseases
– HIV/AIDS
– Global Health Policy
– Health Systems Strengthening
– Community Health Development
Certificate Program: Infectious Disease Epidemiology
Extra Curricular Activities:
– REAL

Hi! I’m MaryGrace Bouldin (she/her/hers), and I’m a first-year Global Health student with a concentration in Community Health Development. I was born and raised in Tennessee and attended undergrad at Sewanee, where I majored in International and Global Studies, minored in Biology, and completed a certificate in Civic & Global Leadership. I’ve been fortunate enough to have public health experiences in Haiti, Tanzania, Uganda, and Appalachian America. I look forward to taking advantage of some of the many opportunities that Rollins offers during my time here.

My name is Preet Kaur (she/her/hers) and I’m a first-year MPH student in the Global Health department on the Community Health Development Track. I graduated from DePauw University in Indiana in 2020. I’m in the Global Health department and am interested in the intersection between health and faith, sexual and reproductive health, and the South Asian community. During my free time I like to take naps, cook, and go on hikes!

Preet Kaur, MPH’24

Academic Interests:
– Sexual and Reproductive Health
– Intersection between Faith and Health
– Public Health in South Asian Communities
Extra Curricular Activities:
– Emory Reproductive Health Association (ERHA)

Biyesh Kumsa, MPH’24

Academic Interests:
– Maternal and Child Health
– HIV
– Health Disparities
– Infectious Diseases
– Women’s Rights
Extra Curricular Activities:
– First-Gen at Rollins Student Advisory Board
– Emory Reproductive Health Association (ERHA)

My name is Biyeshi Kumsa (she/her/hers), and I am a first-year at Rollins in the Global Health Department on the Community Health Development Track. I graduated from Dartmouth College with a degree in Anthropology and Global Health. I am originally from Ethiopia but grew up in Washington DC for most of my life. I am super excited to be a part of the team and connect with prospective students!

My name is Carmen Sophia Raterman (she/her/hers) and I am a first-year MPH student in the Global Health Department on the Community Health Development Track. As a Latina woman, I am extremely passionate about health and human rights, especially for underrepresented children.

Carmen Sophia Raterman, MPH’24

Academic Interests:
– Social Determinants of Health
– Adolescent Nutrition
– Correctional Health
– Racial/Ethnic Minority Health
– Women’s Hygiene
Certificate Program: Social Determinants of Health
Extra Curricular Activities:
– Rollins Latinx Allianza (LAL)
– Atlanta Track Club
– Volunteer at Fulton County Jail

Sexual Reproductive Health/Population Studies Concentration

Netra Anand, MPH’23

Academic Interests:
– Sexual Reproductive Health
– Abortion Access
– Refugee Health
– Data Analytics/Visualization
Extra Curricular Activities:
– Rollins Election Day Initiative (REDI)
– EGHI Field Scholars Program
– EGHI Student Advisory Council
– Global Village Project

Hey y’all! My name is Netra Anand (she/her) and I am a second-year Global Health student with a concentration in Sexual and Reproductive Health and Population Studies (SRP). I am originally from Dallas, TX, and completed my undergrad at Emory (Class of 2019). Before joining Rollins, I worked for refugee resettlement agency in Washington, D.C, where I oversaw health education and medical case management for newly arrived refugees. At Rollins, I am the co-Presidents of REDI (Rollins Election Day Initiative) and a member of the Scholars in Action program. I also work for the Task Force of Global Health through the REAL Internship program. I also completed my APE (Applied Practicum Experience) through the Emory Global Health Institute Field Scholars Award program in Oaxaca, Mexico, where I conducted a qualitative study on abortion access Outside of class, you’ll see me at a workout class, hiking, or trying to find the best espresso martini in Atlanta. Clearly, I love Emory and this city so much that I chose to return for my MPH, and I’m so excited to share my experiences with you!

Hello, my name is Adaiah Soibi-Harry and I am an OBGYN with a special interest in gyne-oncology. I am passionate about female reproductive health and am committed to eradicating cervical cancer in Africa. I love traveling.

Adaiah Soibi-Harry, MPH’24

Academic Interests:
– Female Reproductive Health
– Gyne-oncology
– Epigenetics
– Epidemiology
Certificate Program: Genetic & Molecular Epidemiology
Extra Curricular Activities:
– Association of Black Public Health Students (ABPHS)
– Rollins International Student Association

Almas Badani, MPH’24

Academic Interests:
– Sexual and Reproductive Health
– Underserved and Underrepresented Communities
– Mental Health
Certificate Program: Social Determinants of Health

Hello! My name is Almas Badani (she/her), and I am first-year Global Health student with a concentration in Sexual and Reproductive Health and Population Studies. I was born and raised in Arizona and graduated from the University of Arizona in 2021 with a BS in Physiology. I found my love of public health while working with the homeless population in undergrad and fell in love with Atlanta and Rollins for the genuine and diverse community. I love to cook, explore new places the city has to offer, and spend time with my friends in my free time!

Infectious Diseases Concentration

Hey, my name is Chanda Mwansa (she/her/hers) and I’m an international student in the Global Health Department on the Infectious Disease Track from Barbados. I did Medicine at the University of the West Indies in Jamaica and Barbados, graduating (not actually graduating because of COVID-19) in 2020. Before coming to Rollins, I worked as a medical doctor at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Barbados.

Chanda Mwansa, MPH’24

Academic Interests:
– Re-emerging Vaccine-Preventable Diseases
– Reproductive Health Access
– Abortion Rights
– Racial Disparities in Maternal and Infant Mortality
Extra Curricular Activities:
– Association of Black Public Health Students (ABPHS)

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