Introducing our Global Child Health Equity Fellows
Andrea Ocampo and Sofia Ali have been named the inaugural Global Child Health Equity Fellows (GCHEF). They will be selected to work alongside faculty and staff in the Stanford/Packard Global Child Health (GCH) program over the summer of 2017.
With funding from the Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty Development and Diversity's inaugural Diversity, Innovation, and Inclusion Fund, the GCHEF program seeks to support Stanford undergraduate students who contribute to diversity, broadly defined, of the future global child health workforce.
Andrea is an undergraduate at Stanford from Ocala, Florida. Her studies concentrate on human biology and her past research has focused on neurosurgery and pre-natal risk factors of autism. Of Colombian descent, Andrea grew up in bright and colorful Miami and is both a Questbridge Scholar and a National Hispanic Recognized Scholar. In her free time, she enjoys hiking around the Bay Area and day trips to San Francisco. She plans on exploring her interests in global health and medicine through her undergraduate career and looks forward to incorporating her love of biology and the humanities into a career.
Sofia is a rising junior on the pre-med track at Stanford University. Though currently undeclared, she will likely be majoring in Human Biology, with a concentration in global child health, and minoring in African Studies. She was born and raised in Toronto, but moved to Atlanta four years ago. Both of her parents are from Ethiopia, and this part of her heritage has strongly shaped her current academic interests and long-term career goals. In the future, she hopes to become a pediatrician focused on research, clinical practice, and the training of future healthcare professionals in Ethiopia. For now, she keeps busy as a writing tutor at Hume Writing Center and learning about data cleaning/analysis in the LaBeaud Lab.