GEH LAB Leaders

Nora Capocci, MPH

Title

Fundraising Specialist 

Nationality

American

Residence

London, United Kingdom

Language

English

Education

  

Bachelors of Science (BSc) in Kinesiology, Master of Public Health (MPH) with Health Promotion Specialization from Northern Illinois University 

Professional Experience and Interests

  

Nora’s professional experience includes working in the development and advancement sector within non-profit organizations and higher education institutions. Her fundraising experience includes program development, volunteer and donor management and regular appeal solicitations in efforts to raise awareness, promote education, research and health.

Nora’s interests include population health and nutrition. Her professional goal is to research contributing factors and promote healthy life style choices in efforts to prevent or reverse disease. 

Anastasia Sarkar, BSc

Title

International Marketing Specialist

Nationality

American

Residence

Los Angeles, CA, USA

Language

English, Russian, French 

Education

Bachelor’s of Science in International Business with a French Minor from the University of San Francisco

Professional Experience and Interests

Anastasia’s professional experience includes previously working for startups in San Francisco where she had a variety of roles in marketing, branding, community management, administration, and customer service. She now resides in LA where she is pursuing her passion in marketing and plans to expand her career in International Marketing. Anastasia’s interests include traveling, familiarizing with other cultures, design, and art. Anastasia’s professional goal is to be able to connect and learn about the different cultures around the globe in order to better understand what could to be done to market sustainably and ethically in the world.

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Maja Milkoska, BSc, MSc

Title

GEH LAB Fundraising and Grant Coordinator

Nationality

Polish

Residence

Maastricht, Netherlands 

Language

Polish and English

Education

BSc in Public Health (Healthcare Management specialization) from Poznan University of Medical Sciences, MSc in European Public Health and MSc in Global Health from Maastricht University 

Professional Experience and Interests

Maja's professional experience includes previously working on the organization of Polish hospital services, advocating for personalized healthcare, and fostering dialogue in global health education. Her international experience includes studying the issue of social exclusion from health services and the quality of qualitative public health research in India, as well as investigating community and occupational health in Myanmar. Maja's professional interests are in the areas of Global health governance, health equity and access to healthcare services, human resources for health, education of public health professionals, disaster management. Her professional goal is to address the needs of underserved populations through research and policy development.

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Kristin Ringstad, BScN, RN, MN Candidate

Title

GEH LAB Digital Media Coordinator

Nationality

Canadian

Residence

British Columbia, Canada

Language

English and French

Education

Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from Thompson Rivers University with Global Competency accreditation, Kamloops, BC, Canada. Masters of Nursing, Advanced Practice Laedership in progress.

Professional Experience and Interests

Kristin's professional experience includes five years of medical/surgical nursing and she is currently working as a registered nurse in public health and community health. She is currently a member of the World Association of Disaster and Emergency Medicine-Membership Committee and a volunteer for EvidenceAid, whose mission is to inspire and enable those guiding the humanitarian sector to apply an evidence-based approach in their activities and decisions. Kristin's interests include research related community and occupational health, health policy, and the health impacts of disaster on responders and communities. Kristin's professional goal is to contribute to meaningful global health research and policy development to identify and address health inequities.

Lizeth Galarza, BSc, MPH

Title

GEH LAB Administrative Coordinator

Nationality

American

Residence

Chicago, United States

Language

English and Spanish

Education

Bachelor of Arts in Biology and Minor in Sociology from Augustana College, MPH - Health Service Management, Northern Illinois University

Professional Experience and Interests

Liz is currently working full-time for Baxter as a Quality Laboratory Associate. She is very knowledgeable in Public Health issues in Mexico. Liz's research interest is in the area of healthcare seeking behaviors in marginalized populations.