Hey hey! My name is Michelle and I am a second-year Global Health student with a concentration in Community Health and Development. I am originally from Oakland, California and a die-hard Golden State Warriors fan. GO DUBS! I graduated in 2017 with my Bachelor’s in Community Health Sciences. Prior to Rollins, I worked full time as a Research Associate on a HIV surveillance project at the health department in San Francisco. Currently, I am working as a Graduate Research Assistant with the Rwanda Zambia HIV Research Group here at Emory. I am also one of the Global Health Reps for RSGA. My experience here at Rollins has been so amazing and I have built so many relationships with faculty and my peers. Everyone here is so supportive and is really invested in the success of students. I love everything about Rollins and Atlanta, and I hope to share this love with you too!
Hello! My name is Melissa Holmes and I am a second-year Global Health Student with a concentration in Community Health Development. I am also pursuing the Mental Health Certificate. I am originally from South Florida but I graduated from THE University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in May 2018 with a Bachelors in Global Studies and a minor in Neuroscience. My public health passions are sexual health and mental health in minority and international communities. In my first year at Rollins I have been afforded many opportunities such as a REAL position with Emory School of Medicine, Department of Infectious disease and Rollins Ambassadors. My love for this school and the city of Atlanta grow everyday and I am excited to share with you all exactly why that is!
My name is Taylor Landay and I am a Pittsburgh native who graduated from the University of Maryland in 2015 with a B.S. in Behavioral and Community Health and a certificate in Globalization. Post-college, I worked in D.C. doing cardiovascular research. Feeling the need to put my education into practice, I joined the Jewish Service Corps and served at the Agahozo-Shalom Youth Village in Rwanda for two years as a public health fellow. I am now a second-year Global Health MPH student at the Rollins School of Public Health. I also work part time at the CDC in the Birth Defects Surveillance Unit. In my free-time you can catch me in hot yoga or trying out all the vegan spots Atlanta has to offer.
Hi there! My name is Anjum Mandani and I am a second-year in the Global Health department. I’m originally from India, but grew up in Tampa, Florida. I attended the University of Florida for undergraduate studies in biology and anthropology, and after graduating in 2015 completed an internship at a hospital in Mombasa, Kenya and did health related research based in Ethiopia. I am pursuing an MPH at Emory with a concentration in Community Health Development in hopes of forging a career and life path at the intersections of women’s health, medicine, and anthropology in the developmental context. When I’m not studying or on campus, you can find me cooking with friends (and eating), hiking, listening to and playing music, and spending time with family! Rollins is a wonderful community to be a part of, and it’s refreshing to be around peers and faculty that are so passionate about what they do, and eager to help you achieve your goals. I hope you join our community and find as much fulfillment as I have here!
Hi! My name is Kate and I am a second-year Global Health student with a concentration in Community Health and Development and I am also pursuing a certificate in Humanitarian Emergencies. I attended Purdue University where I majored in Sociology and minored in Russian. After graduating I lived in St Petersburg, Russia where I completed a graduate certificate in Business Russian and worked at an NGO development center. When I returned to the States I spent several years working in emergency preparedness and disaster response with various agencies, such as my county health department and the Red Cross. I then spent two years in the Republic of Georgia as an Individual and Organizational Development Volunteer with the Peace Corps. I also served as a Peace Corps Response Volunteer in the Philippines for seven months, working on disaster response and recovery. Here at Rollins I am working as a REAL communications assistant for the Institute of Developing Nations and am involved in Outdoor Emory and the Humanitarian Emergencies Research Team (HERT). I can’t wait to meet you and share everything that Emory and Atlanta have to offer!
Hi there! My name is Meron Siira and I am a second-year student Global Health Student with a concentration in sexual & reproductive health and populations studies. I was born in North Carolina, but raised in Virginia which I still call home. I graduated from the University of Virginia in 2018 with a double major in History and Foreign Affairs and a minor in Bioethics. During my undergraduate experience, I traveled to Accra, Ghana where I worked at a private hospital in the maternity ward which was a major influencer on my decision to pursue a Masters in Public Health at Rollins. Some of my public health interests outside of sexual and reproductive health are medical ethics, healthcare policy, disaster preparedness, and humanitarian emergency settings. Here at Rollins, I am a member of the Humanitarian Emergencies Research Team (HERT) and I also work part-time as a medical scribe at Emory Midtown Hospital. I absolutely love Atlanta and I always make an effort to explore new restaurants, neighborhoods, and breweries. I am so grateful for the amazing opportunity to learn here in Atlanta and at Rollins!