Atif Shahan, BSCS

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Title

GEH LAB Digital Media Associate (current)

Nationality

Pakistani

Residence

Karachi, Pakistan

Language

Urdu, English, Punjabi, Arabic (Basic)

Education

Bachelor's in Computer Science from the Institute of Business Administration IBA- Karachi

Professional Experience and Interests

Atif has been working as a Teaching Assistant since Jan-2017 at IBA Campus. He has been working with the State Bank of Pakistan and Toyota Indus Motor as a Research Associate since January 2015. He has also worked for GlaxoSmithKline (gsk)-Pakistan as an internee in Global Manufacturing and Supply-(GMS-IT) department. Being a student, Atif has always been socially active for the welfare of the society. He has worked voluntarily for Sahara trust for life, Unilever and continues to work with IBA NTHP.  His interests include intellectual interaction with people of distinct backgrounds to get the quintessence of various cultures and values.

Ali Abbas, BBA Candidate

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Title

Fundraising Associate (current)

Nationality

Pakistani

Residence

Karachi, Pakistan

Language

English, Urdu, Shina

Education

Currently doing , Bachelors in Business Administration(BBA)-Finance Institute of Business Administration(IBA), Karachi

Professional Experience and Interests

Al Abbas's experiences include an internships in Financial Advisory Services with KPMG Pakistan and Project Research Associate with Indus Motor Company, Islamabad, 

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Muhammad Zia Muneer

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Title

Fundraising Associate (2017)

Nationality

Pakistani

Residence

Pakistan

Language

English, Urdu, Punjabi, Chinese (Basic)

Education

Bachelor’s in Business Administration from IBA Karachi, Pakistan (2015) ; Global UGRAD Exchange Program Student (Spring 2014) to Concordia College, MN, USA.

Professional Experience and Interests

Hailing from an underprivileged area of Pakistan, Zia has developed interest in social development and associated himself with development focused projects of Shell LiveWIRE, The World Bank and IREX during undergrad studies. For over 18 months, he has worked as Research Associate health research organization named Interactive Research & Development (IRD) Pakistan and helped Maternal & Child Health team in implementing mHealth tools at Government EPI centers for real time data collection & analysis. He is planning to start his master’s studies in field of Development Economics and later on joining international development organization for evidence based solutions.

Clara Gepner, MSc Candidate

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Title

Digital Media Associate (2017)

Nationality

French

Residence

Netherlands

Language

French, English, Spanish

Education

BSc in Anatomy & Cell Biology from McGill University, MSc in Global Health from Maastricht University (current)

Professional Experience and Interests

Clara is interested in many aspects of Global Health, particularly non-communicable diseases such as diabetes and CVD. These are no longer only affecting high-income countries but also low-to-middle-income countries which are suffering a double burden of disease. She hopes to finish her master's degree and go on to do more research in the field, and eventually work with NGOs to find innovative and efficient solutions to minimize these diseases as well as poverty.

Anna Pufal, MPH

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Title

Digital Media Associate (2017)

Nationality

Polish

Residence

Warsaw, Poland

Language

English, Polish

Education

Bachelors Degree in Midwifery, Medical University of Warsaw, Masters Degree in Public Health, Specialization in Health Promotion and Epidemiology.

Professional Experience and Interests

Anna works at Childbirth with Dignity Foundation, a polish NGO focused on women’s rights in childbirth. Her interests include law in healthcare, patients rights, global health issues of maternity and neonatal care. Anna's professional goals are to contribute to the successful implementation of evidence based medicine and policies in perinatal care worldwide, and empowering patients in their rights.

Amanda Pierz, MSc

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Title

Fundraising Associate (2017)

Nationality

American and Portuguese

Residence

New York, United States

Language

English

Education

BSc in Public Health, Rutgers University; MSc in Global Health, Maastricht University

Professional Experience and Interests

Currently, Amanda works as a Grants and Research Fellow at Transcendent Endeavors, a health technology start-up based in New York that focuses on developing products and services for underserved and limited-English proficiency populations. Her research interests are focused on exploring gender and racial disparities as well as advocacy aimed at advancing the rights of women and their access to health. She has previously conducted research on women's health topics in Uganda, Thailand, India, and Cameroon. Her professional goals include developing a variety of experience in the non-profit sector before pursuing her PhD.

Elliott Rogers, MChem

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Title

Fundraising Associate (2017)

Nationality

British and Spanish

Residence

Mexico

Language

English and Spanish

Education

MChem from Oxford Univeristy  

Professional Experience and Interests

Elliott's was previously a Research Associate for GlobalGiving UK as well as a Metadata Administrator for Oxford University Press. His interests include research, technology, and Jazz. His professional goals are to successfully manage online fundraising campaigns, and find a permanent position with an NGO, charity or social enterprise.

Alexa Solorio, MSc

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Title

Grants Associate

Nationality

American and Mexican

Residence

New York, United States 

Language

English and Spanish

Education

Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of Arizona and Master of Science in International Business from Hult International Business School. 

Professional Experience and Interests

Alexa is an active humanitarian, having volunteered in Myanmar for 1 month working with people with disabilities and the elderly living in impoverished conditions. Alexa is also a board member of the United Nations Association Young Professionals where she serves as the Finance Director. Her professional goals include working for NGOs and foundations focusing on economic, social and environmental development. Alexa’s interests include traveling, preparing for the NYC marathon and learning Russian. 

Jenna Scully, MPH Candidate

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Title

Research and Data Analysis Intern

Nationality

American

Residence

New York, United States

Language

English

Education

Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry from Rowan University, MPH in Epidemiology from Columbia University (current)

Professional Experiences and Interests

Jenna is interested in many areas of Global Health, with particular focus on communicable diseases affecting children and mothers in low and middle income countries. She hopes to finish her master’s and conduct more research on interventions to reduce under five child mortality around the world.

William Jardell, MPH Candidate

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Title

Social Media Intern

Nationality

American

Residence

Los Angeles, California

Language

English

Education

Bachelor of Science in biomedical science and minor in art and architecture history, MPH in global health candidate

Professional Experiences and Interests

William is interested in looking at the effects climate change has on health in a global context. He hopes to implement global health programs around the world to positively impact health in the most vulnerable areas effected by climate change.