The Last Mile Populations Lab and Human Rights Clinic offer internship opportunities for the fall and spring semesters, as well as during the summer.

Spring 2018 Interns

Ilgaz Hisirci is a fourth year undergraduate student at New York University (NYU) pursuing a B.A. in Global Public Health/Sociology and minoring in Environmental Sciences. She is interested in epidemiology, particularly how diseases arise and spread in a given population and the production of vaccines. Additionally, she is interested in the international and community development and cooperation to facilitate innovations, locally driven solutions, research, and policies to levitate impoverish communities into greater opportunities and better, healthier lifestyles. Eventually, Ilgaz hopes to earn a Master Public Health (MPH) with a concentration in epidemiology. 

Bibi Ndala is a first year MPH student at NYU College of Global Public Health, concentrating in Global Health. She has a graduate certificate in Health and Social Service Management from McGill University. Her public health interest is in maternal and child health in developing countries. She also is interested in developing and implementing interventions that will improve the health of women and children by making healthcare more accessible to them. She has over nine years of experience working as a medical technologist in clinical microbiology and transfusion medicine at McGill University Health center.

Emily Holzman is a first-year MPH student at NYU concentrating in Global Health. She received her B.A. in Anthropology with a minor in Cross-Cultural Communication from George Washington University in Washington, D.C. Thus far, Emily has worked with a grassroots organization to combat the spread of HIV/AIDS among youth and has interned in the Peace Corps’ Office of Global Health and HIV. Emily’s specific interests include sexual and reproductive health, behavior change strategies, and stigma reduction in marginalized populations. 

Senji Lama is originally from Nepal, but for the past decade, has lived in the United States. Senji is a second-year MPH student with a concentration in Community and International Health at NYU. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Community Health Education from Portland State University. Her passion to improve community health, especially among women and children, has always been an integral part of her work. In the past, Senji has promoted nutrition among low-income populations in Oregon, helped Kaiser Permanente to promote community health careers outreach, and assisted with the anti-tobacco campaign, Sweet Deceit. In addition, she currently helps with a NIH-funded research study entitled, The Healthy Hearts and Kidneys Study. Senji’s academic background has equipped her with the necessary tools to assess health issues among diverse population groups. She hopes to gain more knowledge in implementation and population-based health programs that aim to improve health and reduce inequities.

Junior Doh is a first year MPH student concentrating in Global Health at NYU’s College of Global Public Health. He received his B.A. in Health and Human Services with a minor in Social Justice. Junior’s research interest includes maternal and child health, social determinants of health and international health policy. As a MPH professional, Junior is interested in building programs and designing health based intervention for developing African countries. Junior is also the Co-Founder of Roc Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to ending the cycle of poverty through education and health based initiatives in Bali and Cameroon.

Corbin Kappler is an MPH student at NYU with a focus on Global Health. He has an extensive background working with vulnerable populations in development and in emergency contexts. Prior to HealthRight, he worked as a case manager and medical care coordinator for adults experiencing homelessness in Manhattan. He has also served with the Peace Corps in Albania, where he also worked for Save the Children. He is an advanced SCUBA diver, Ironman finisher, and dedicated dog owner.

Rwaida Izar is a second year MPH graduate student at NYU CGPH, concentrating in Health Policy. She has an extensive background working with vulnerable populations in Chicago and NYC. She is passionate about community health and grassroots organizing, access to care for under-served populations, studying social determinants of health, and the overall intersection between public health and racial justice. Rwaida is also a Mental Health Initiatives Program Liaison at the NYC Department of Mental Health and Hygiene and works to align mental health services in high-needs areas throughout the city.