Global health, theater, reflections programming
My name is Yvette, and I’m so excited to join the Cabot community. I first came to Harvard’s campus to build on my passion for global health policy - which I had explored as an undergraduate in International Relations and African Studies at Michigan State University. While doing my Master degree at the School of Public Health, I discovered how research could be used to improve the lives of vulnerable people, helping to evaluate HIV/AIDS programs in India and Kenya. Upon graduation, I moved to Malawi, in southern Africa, and served as the Monitoring and Evaluation Coordinator for mothers2mothers, a mid-size non-profit. I also realized my deep commitment to working specifically with children, mentoring college-aged youth in Malawi and later coordinating child protection and education grantmaking for a private human rights donor based in Washington, D.C. I have since returned to Harvard, where I am currently completing my doctorate in Global Health. In addition to development and health, I am very engaged in issues of social justice and diversity, especially at the School of Public Health. In my spare time, I love traveling all over the world, checking out a great musical, learning more about fashion, and eating great food. I also love Zumba and a good college football game. Look forward to getting to know you all more!