Tess is a first year MPH student in the department of Global Health. She previously attended Boston University where she received a BS degree in Health Sciences. After graduation she served as a Community Health Peace Corps volunteer in rural Mozambique. Her focus was on HIV and nutrition status, specifically among mothers and children. Working with community leaders, she facilitated community demonstrations and worked to increase uptake of clinic nutrition resources by rural community members. Tess subsequently spent time working for a non-profit as a field research assistant in Ghana where she coordinated clinic management and data analysis between the local team and the US based team.
Tess’ experiences working with deeply religious groups abroad has expanded her appreciation for faith-based, community driven collaboration to enhance evidence-based health interventions and she looks forward to learning from and partnering with all members of the SCOPE team.