A student at Harvard, Katherine shapes and facilitates visioning work on Akili’s strategic direction and goals. She also edits articles, leads the student board, and oversees new project implementation.
A Yale alumna, Paloma shapes and facilitates visioning work on Akili’s strategic direction and goals. She also edits articles, leads the student board, and oversees new project implementation.
A graduate of Dartmouth College and former fellow at the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation in Seattle, Ben leads the student board’s strategic visioning, takes point on new initiatives focused on youth health advocacy, and extends Akili’s reach.
Amanda leads the search for grants and funding opportunities for Akili. As the founder of another Canadian-based nonprofit, Amanda contributes valuable ideas for collaboration and strategic direction.
A student at Princeton, Sojung serves as the multimedia content editor for Akili. She has spent considerable time working abroad, including research on community development in Brazil, and is pursuing fellowships to work in global health following graduation.
A masters student in public health at the University of Waterloo, Vicki is a regular staff writer for Akili. She also heads up the content side of Akili’s new work to create a searchable organization database.
A medical student at the University of Alberta, Niresha has posted excellent articles on topics as diverse as transgendered populations in India to a domestic health crisis in remote areas of Canada.
The Akili Fellows 2012-2013
Elektra is an Anthropology major pursuing a Global Health & Health Policy certificate at Princeton University. She has worked in Saint Lucia on water sanitation and community organization and at the N.I.H. When she is not reading about public health campaigns, Elektra serves on student government, is a Resident Advisor, participates in LGBT and Environmental student groups, and dances flamenco.
Michael is a junior at the University of Pennsylvania majoring in Health and Societies and minoring in History. He is President and co-Founder of GlobeMed at Penn, a partner of the grassroots Village Health Relief Initiative in Lagos, Nigeria. He has researched children’s diarrheal diseases in Santiago Atitlan, Guatemala and will be studying abroad in the Spring with IHP in Brazil, Vietnam, and South Africa.
David is currently a medical student at Columbia University. David has researched global health financing, injuries, gastrointestinal diseases, and malaria at the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation in Seattle, UNICEF in Ghana, and in rural Mbarara in Uganda. His interests include youth health issues, public mental health, and innovative health care delivery systems.
Alexis H. Fogel
A student at UCLA, Alexis has spent time working and studying in both Botswana and Haiti and is interested in the intersection of sustainable public health programs, primary education, and social entrepreneurship. As the co-founder of a non-profit with work based in Haiti and Thailand, Alexis currently has plans to continue her education after graduation and receive a dual MD/MPH degree.
A senior at Dartmouth College, Hannah is a History of Medicine and Society major and an Anthropology of Global Health minor. Hannah has worked on nutrition, HIV/AIDS, and sexual health in the U.S., Guatemala, and Tanzania and hopes to pursue a hybrid career in medicine, medical history, and global health policy.
Vaidehi is a senior at Dartmouth College double majoring in Biology & Anthropology modified with Ethics. She has focused on nutritional health, maternal & child health, and psychosocial support for volunteers in the US, India, Ecuador, and Nicaragua. Her senior honor thesis seeks to understand the effects of multilingualism in Mumbai on illness narrative frameworks. Vaidehi hopes to work at the intersection between global health policy and clinical medicine by obtaining an MD/MPH.
Charlotte is studying anthropology, global health, and health policy at Princeton. Her research interests center on maternal health and immigrant access to healthcare services. She is currently writing her thesis on the maternity healthcare delivery system in French Guiana. Charlotte practices as a certified childbirth doula and educator for low-income mothers in Philadelphia. She plans to attend medical school in the fall.