Age: 23 Home Town: Rockville, Maryland Education: Master of Public Health and B.S. in Behavior and Health (Boston University) Specific Field Interests: International Development, Global Health, Cultural Exchange Placement: Bempu, Bangalore, Karnataka Area of Focus: Public Health
Highlights: Kembo is a recent graduate of Boston University’s 5-year Bachelor of Science and Master of Public Health program. She has lived in Cameroon and the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and these experiences fostered her passion for global health, international development and cultural diplomacy. During her undergraduate studies, she spent a semester abroad in Switzerland, where she interned for an NGO and wrote briefs and recommendations on Middle Eastern refugee mental health and gender-based violence in areas of conflict in Sub-Saharan Africa. During her graduate studies, she interned for Harvard University’s School of Public Health, where she worked in survey and protocol development for a mixed-method study on sexual and reproductive health of adolescent girls and women in Burundi. She was also a Virtual Student Foreign Service Intern for the U.S. Department of State. For this role, she helped foster U.S.-Ecuador relations by serving as an English Tutor for university students in Ecuador. In summer 2017, Kembo participated in her university’s service learning trip to India to learn about healthcare disparities the country faces, which drew her to pursue the AIF Clinton Fellowship. In her free time, she loves to travel, improve her Spanish-speaking skills, and make music playlists on Spotify.