Resume

Experience

Jan. 2017 - Sept. 2018

Community HIV Outreach volunteer

U.S. Peace Corps

South Africa

Facilitated capacity building at Scelukukhanya Home Based Care Organisation

 

Organised 18 community caregivers to

better coordinate their work with the local clinic

 

Worked with community OVC drop-in centre, Ikwezi Elihle, to organise leadership and life skills camp for over 100 local learners

 

Taught Life Orientation at Limehill High School twice a week, 6 classes, alongside veteran instructor

Fluency in conversational Zulu from 133 hours of language and cultural training

 

Integrated myself into a rural community in Kwa Zulu Natal, South Africa

Sept. 2016 - Jan. 2017

Development Assistant 

Hampden Family Centre

Baltimore, MD

Implemented digital donor database system, Bloomerang, by overseeing the input of donor data for over 1,500

entries

Linked 100+ local clients to available social welfare services 

Managed the logistics for 2 major community events, hosting 200-300 people each

May-Aug. 2015

Health Section Intern

UNICEF

New York, New York

Synthesised data from Effective Vaccine Management Assessment (EVM-A) results from 14 countries to target program weaknesses

 

Managed and cleaned data using Excel for a multi-indicator, multi-country study, Narrowing the Gaps II, utilising

the Demographic and Health Survey online stat compiler

Provided input to development partners for the health indicator projection tool, “Equist”

Education

Jan. 2019 - Present

University of the Witwatersrand

Master of Science in Epidemiology and Biostatistics

Johannesburg, South Africa

Focus on expertise in the design of epidemiological studies, investigations, and surveillance

210 academic units

Ongoing master’s research project, “Relationships between adolescent pregnancy, income inequality, and depression from a panel study in South Africa from 2013-2017

Relevant course work
  • Computing in Biostatistics 

  • Epidemiology for Health Researchers I, II, and III 

  • Biostatistics for Health Researchers I, II, and III 

  • Introduction to Demographic Methods 

  • Surveillance

  • Integration of Qualitative and Quantitative Research Methods

  • Research Protocol Development

  • Communicable Disease Epidemiology

  • Specialised Project Management ​

Sept. 2012 - May 2016

Johns Hopkins University

Bachelor of Arts in Public Health Studies and Natural Sciences

Baltimore, MD

Graduated with general and departmental honours in Public Health Studies

 

Senior honours thesis, "Factors affecting early identification of pregnant women by community health workers in

Morogoro, Tanzania

154.9 total academic credits

 

17.4 credits of master’s level course work

Relevant course work
  • Cultural Factors of Public Health 

  • Perspectives on Globalisation 

  • Human Rights in Public Health Practice 

  • Social and Economic Aspects of Human Fertility 

  • Introduction to Data Management

Sept.-Dec. 2014 

School for International Training

Jordan: Community Health and Development 

Amman, Jordan

4 month experiential learning course including a homestay

 

120 hours of training in conversational Arabic 

Independent study project, “Women's involvement in UNRWA family planning services: a study of Palestinian refugees in Jordan

Professional skillset

Statistical modeling in STATA and R

Data collection and management using RedCap

Data management using Excel, SQL, R, and STATA

Proficiency with Microsoft suite including Access

Languages

English (native)

Zulu (conversational)