Stanford Global Health Student Council

The Global Health Student Council, working in partnership with the Center for Innovation in Global Health, is composed of undergraduate and graduate students with diverse backgrounds committed to strengthening the global health community on campus.

Mission

  • To create community among faculty, staff, and students interested in global health.
  • To facilitate interdisciplinary learning about global health, both in and out of the classroom.
  • To connect students to opportunities focused on underserved communities locally and abroad.

     

Meet the Student Council Leaders

Get involved

To get involved, please fill out this form by Monday, February 19th, at 11:59pm.

For more information, please email cigh_studentcouncil@lists.stanford.edu!

SOFIA SINGER, President

Sofia Singer is a Junior from the Bronx, NY, studying medical anthropology and international relations. Sofia is committed to addressing human rights abuses, particularly against infants and children, and is interested in how cultural contexts and individual experiences can inform solutions. She has worked in Mbeya, Tanzania, to help carry out the PEPFAR initiative aimed at reducing incidence rates of HIV/AIDS. More recently, she carried out human-centered design research in Lucknow, India, that addressed the high rates of premature births in the region. Sofia loves chatting in Hindi and Italian, teaching health education to middle-schoolers, and coaching gymnastics to young girls. With the Council, Sofia is excited to help foster conversations that delve into the transdisciplinary global health issues surrounding us and the ethical considerations involved in addressing them. 

Andrea Lund, Secretary

Andrea Lund is a PhD student in the Emmett Interdisciplinary Program in Environment and Resources at Stanford University. She studies how human interactions with the environment, through agricultural livelihoods and other daily activities, affect risk for schistosomiasis in northern Senegal. Her research also focuses on how environmental interventions for infectious diseases could become more integrated into disease control strategies in developing countries. In addition to Senegal, Andrea has also spent time thinking about and working in disease ecology in Costa Rica and the Dominican Republic and has led field and lab work on the ecology of vector-borne disease in urban Atlanta. Andrea holds a Bachelor of Arts in biology and Spanish from the University of Minnesota, Morris and a Master of Public Health in global epidemiology from the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University.

Edric Zeng, Communications

Edric Zeng is a junior at Stanford majoring in Human Biology. In 2016, he completed a Haas service-learning fellowship with Child Family Health International in social determinants of child and maternal health in Accra, Ghana. In 2017, he worked with Dr. Christopher Gardner and the Crum Lab, studying the impacts of attitudes towards healthy foods on eating outcomes. In the future, Edric hopes to learn more about increasingly globalized health systems and their outcomes in local communities, and eventually work in global health as a physician. He speaks English and Spanish, loves singing, and is excited to foster an undergrad global health community through CIGH.

Laura Kwong, Engage Committee Lead

Laura Kwong is a PhD Candidate in Civil & Environmental Engineering at Stanford who focuses on understanding the relative importance of food, water, soil, hands, and objects to a child's exposure to fecal contamination. She is interested in interventions that address food hygiene and create safe, clean, stimulating play spaces for children. She has also worked on container-based sanitation projects in Peru, Bangladesh, and Kenya. Laura is part of the PoopGroup with Jenna Davis and the Practical Approaches to Global Health Research Lab with Steve Luby and is considering work in science policy.