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current engagements & projects

 

Vaccine Confidence Project Research Assistant

September 2018 - Present

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Disease Preparedness & Community Engagement

March 2018 - Present

Investigating the barriers and facilitators to community engagement around biomedical research by using the model
set up in the EBOVAC trial in Sierra Leone and determining the viability of rolling out this model across other disease preparedness programs. Presenting at IMED 2018 in Vienna and preparing a manuscript for publication.

MSc One Health & Infectious Diseases

September 2017 - September 2018

As the first Fulbright Scholar at the Royal Veterinary College, I pursued an MSc in One Health & Infectious Diseases - a joint course with the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. One Health is a relatively new concept in the field of global health that emphasizes the interconnectedness between human, animal, and environmental health. 


professional experience 

LIDC Communications Intern

May - August 2018

Created and maintained editorial calendar, drafted social media content, and prepared weekly digital media reports.

Deloitte Federal Human Capital Summer Scholar

May - July 2016

Assisted in short-term organizational assessment of national security agency office by conducting interviews, analyzing data, and contributing to the creation of final deliverables. 

Designed a poster used to propose new work with client, leading to a new $250k contract for business.

Georgia Chamber of Commerce Gov Affairs Intern

January - April 2016

Attended committee hearings and took detailed notes on legislation that the Chamber tracked.

Coordinated and prepared material for Government Affairs Committee meetings.

Coca-Cola Trade Strategy & Optimization Analyst

October 2013 - December 2015

Managed data flow/accuracy within the Trade Promotion Optimization (TPO) Event Library, which is used to maximize efficiency on the company’s $6+ billion trade budget.

Created a calculator tool currently used by the second largest national customer, Kroger, to track relationship between cases of products on display and promotion price points.

 

research

 

Antimicrobial Resistance Comic Book

July 2018 - Present

Creating a comic book to educate students (ages 10-15) on antimicrobial resistance (AMR) – drug resistant infections and antibiotic drug misuse – how it impacts them and what they can do to lessen the impact. 

Coordinating with local illustrators to create the comic book and meeting with local schools and students in India and Kenya to test the product.

Disease Preparedness & Community Engagement

March 2018 - Present

Advisors: Dr. Shelley Lees, LSHTM & Dr. Ana Mateus, RVC

Investigating the barriers and facilitators to community engagement around biomedical research by using the model

set up in the EBOVAC trial in Sierra Leone and determining the viability of rolling out this model across other disease preparedness programs.

Developing Community Engagement with a Safe Routes to School Program

August 2016 - May 2017

Advisors: Dr. Dianna Hicks & Dr. Kimberly Isett, School of Public Policy

Synthesized current literature on SRTS programs, community engagement, and social capital to identify gaps in the literature on how these programs can be used to engage low-income minority communities (LIMC).

Collected and analyzed qualitative data from interviews with community members in an Atlanta LIMC to identify the barriers to and facilitators in engaging a community in an SRTS program.

Research on the Role of Time in Health Policy Decision-Making

June - December 2015

Advisor: Dr. Richard Barke, School of Public Policy

Analyzed time preferences and discounting in relation to national health policies and the role these concepts and

consideration of future generations have on policy making.

Northside Hospital Anesthesiology Operations Research

January - May 2014

Advisor: Dr. Eva Lee, School of Industrial and Systems Engineering & Health Systems Institute

Conducted research on epidural procedures and practice variance, with the goal of operationalizing the process.

Changing the History of Yellow Fever: A Commentary on Extrinsic Incubation Period

August 2013 - May 2014

Advisor: Dr. John Tone, School of History and Sociology

Presented at the Atlanta Undergraduate Research Conference for Health and Society in November 2014.

Published in Georgia Tech’s undergraduate research journal, The Tower Volume VII Issue I.