|Co-Presidents||Kanu Tewari & Hafsa Chaudhry|
|Directors of Communications||Michelle Shah & Marie Schow|
|Campaign Coordinators||Caitlin Dane & Malina Filkins|
|GlobalhealthU Coordinators||David Meyers & Rachel Weinstock|
|Director of Community Building||Kate Collins (fall) & Anushay Mistry (spring)|
|GROW Coordinator||Alon Slutzky|
|Director of Finances||Sally Pratt|
|Director of Development||Laura Corlin|
Executive Board Bios
Kanu Tewari, Co-President
Kanu is a senior majoring in Biology. She lived in Cairo (Egypt) for 18 years, where the vast inequities in healthcare made a deep impression on her. Working with organizations such as Partners in Health in the U.S. inspired her to join a student-led movement to create awareness about global health issues. Outside of GlobeMed, Kanu fills her time with horseback riding and cooking. Kanu hopes to pursue her passion for global health and economic development after graduating.
Favorite quote: “The key to good decision making is not knowledge. It is understanding. We are swimming in the former. We are desperately lacking in the latter.”
― Malcolm Gladwell, Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking
Favorite place: Pyramids of Giza
Hafsa Chaudhry, Co-President
Hafsa is a senior doubling majoring in Peace and Justice Studies and Community Health. Hafsa has volunteered in health care facilities in Boston and abroad. Other than GlobeMed, Hafsa is involved in a peace education program called Peace Games and she is the co-captain of the Tufts Women’s Squash team. She plans to pursue degrees in medicine and public health.
Favorite quote: “If in our daily life we can smile, if we can be peaceful and happy, not only we, but everyone will profit from it.” -Thich Nhat Hanh, Being Peace
Favorite place: Eastern Region of Ghana because I was just there earlier this summer otherwise, Boston!
Michelle Shah, Director of Communications
Michelle is a sophomore double majoring in Cognitive and Brain Science and the biomedical sciences. Aside from GlobeMed, she enjoys dancing for the Tufts University Bhangra Team and is on the executive board for the Tufts Premed Society. Michelle wishes to go to medical school after her four years at Tufts while continuing to be a part of the movement towards global health equity.
Favorite quote: “If what you have done yesterday still looks big to you, you haven’t done much today.” -Mikhail Gorbachev
Favorite place: any Starbucks with good music
Marie Schow, Director of Communications
Marie is a junior double majoring in Community Health and Biology, and pre-med. Marie volunteers at a free clinic run by Tufts Medical School and at Red Cross blood drives. Outside of health-care related activities, she ski races for Tufts’ club team, hikes occasionally with the Tufts Mountain Club, and dances for Tufts Dance Collective. In the future, she is interested in working at the primary care level to deliver preventive medicine.
Favorite quote: “How terribly sad it was that people are made in such a way that they get used to something as extraordinary as living.” ― Jostein Gaarder, The Solitaire Mystery
Favorite place: The top of a mountain
Caitlin Dane, Campaign Coordinator
Caitlin is a post-bac majoring in Brain Behavior and Cognitive Science. She works at Foundry. She plans to study abroad and at some point, she plans on attending medical school.
Favorite quote: ”Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius and it’s better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring.”- Marylin
Favorite place: Camp Solomon Schechter
Malina Filkins, Campaign Coordinator
Malina Filkins is a junior pursuing a double major in Biology and Community Health. Outside of her work with GlobeMed she plays club lacrosse, works with LCS, and loves to cook. After undergrad she hopes to go to medical school, and although she is completely unsure of what type of medicine she would like to practice, it will definitely be some variety of pediatric specialty.
Favorite quote – there are too many good ones to choose from!
Favorite place (it could be a city, country, university, landmark…anything at all!)- the kitchen
David Meyers, ghU Coordinator
David is currently a senior at Tufts University majoring in International Relations and Community Health. At Tufts, David is the President of the Tufts Undergraduate Global Health Network and starting Seeker of the Tufts University Quidditch team. Outside of Tufts, David interns for the Nyaya Health International team doing work with the data program, and travelled onsite to Achham for 2 months in the summer of 2012. Following graduation, David plans on pursuing graduate studies in epidemiology, with the eventual goal of going into academia or working for the Center for Disease Control and Prevention.
Favorite quote: “What is any ocean but a multitude of drops?” -David Mitchell
Favorite place: Boston
Rachel Weinstock, ghU Coordinator
Rachel is currently a sophomore and an Anthropology and Community Health double major. Rachel performs with CheapSox, Tufts only improve comedy group. Rachel wishes to always be a part of the global health community, and someday hope to do her part as a doctor in underserved areas.
Favorite quote: “Those who mind don’t matter, and those who matter don’t mind”—Dr. Seuess
Favorite place: Anywhere new
Kate Collins, Director of Community Building (fall)
Kate is a junior at Tufts, studying Community Health and Child Development, two majors that she hopes to combine into a future career path. In her spare time Kate works with the Child Development Association at Tufts and loves to play soccer. Living in Guatemala for part of high school, Kate witnessed a community that lacked access to basic resources including clean water and safe food, as well as her Guatemalan host family who had to sell their possessions to pay for her host father’s cancer treatments. Since then, pursuing a career in public health and social work (with kids!) has always been her main focus for the future.
Favorite quote: “Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind” –Dr. Seus
Favorite place: Antigua, Guatemala
Alon Slutzky, GROW Coordinator
Alon is a pre-med senior majoring in International Relations with a concentration in Global Health. He is also completing a Masters in Public Health through the Tufts University School of Medicine’s 5-year. BA/MPH program. Alon volunteers for Sharewood Health Clinic and has worked as an intern for GlobeMed’s partner, Nyaya Health. After graduation, Alon hopes to work both domestically and internationally as a global health practitioner.
Favorite quote: ASAP. Whatever that means. It must mean, ‘Act
swiftly awesome pacyderm!”- dr. Seuss
Favorite place: someplace new
Sally Pratt, Director of Finances
Sally is a sophomore majoring in Cognitive and Brain Science and minoring in Music. She is a member of the Squash Team and participates in LCS Best Buddies. After Tufts, she plans on going to graduate school for occupational therapy and working with adults and children with special needs.
Favorite quote: “When you feel discontented, think over your blessings and be grateful” -Little Women
Favorite place: Ahmic Lake, Canada
Laura Corlin, Director of Development
Laura Corlin is a senior majoring in Community Health and Biopsychology. Outside of her work for GlobeMed at Tufts and Nyaya Health as a Global Health Fellow in Nepal, Laura has interned for the Office of Health Disparities at the Colorado Department of Public Health and the Environment, for a local non-profit dedicated to connecting local underserved populations to social services, and for a health policy institute. Laura also has extensive experience between her fellowship at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, an independent asthma epidemiology project in Chile, and ongoing research at Tufts on asthma. Laura has a number of publications and has presented her work at an international conference. Her other interests include tutoring math and science, skiing, and playing violin. After graduation, Laura hopes to pursue a joint MD/PhD using her experience working towards health equity to strengthen social systems.
Favorite quote: “Denouncing evil is a far cry from doing good.” ― Philip Gourevitch, We Wish to Inform You That Tomorrow We Will Be Killed With Our Families
Favorite place: People Tree drinking chai tea with the Nyaya staff looking out towards the hospital and the hills