Age: 31
Home Town: San Francisco, California
Education: BA, International Studies, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; MPH Maternal & Child Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Specific Field Interests: Public Health, Education, Economic Development
Placement: Broadleaf Health and Education Alliance, Darjeeling, West Bengal
Area of Focus: Public Health

Highlights: Miriam started her global health career eight years ago when she moved from North Carolina to Washington D.C. to pursue her dreams of working in international development. Her first job landed her in the world of public health. She pursued a Masters in Public Health in Maternal and Child Health with a focus on global health and health communications. Since that time she's worked for several large international NGOs, from Save the Children to FHI 360, conducting research, program evaluations, and translating research evidence into action. In her current position as a public health analyst and a global gender center affiliate in the Women's Global Health Imperative (WGHI) of RTI International, she develops and manages several research projects aimed at improving the reproductive health of vulnerable populations across sub-Saharan Africa and South and Southeast Asia. While her technical background spans topics such as violence against women, HIV/AIDS prevention and care, family planning, malaria elimination, and maternal and child nutrition, her work exhibits a cross-cutting commitment and interest in identifying and addressing gender inequalities. Most recently, she's worked with RTI's Reinvent the Toilet team to consider gender-related aspects of new toilet design and deployment in India.

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Birthday Wishes and Community Connection

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Resilience of children

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The Surprise Beauties of India

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