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 The International Team

 

Dylan Bassett

Dylan currently works for Rotational Program at Accuity, a leading information services provider for global businesses. Dylan's educational background in anthropology and business economics and work experience at firms ranging in size from bootstrapped startups to multinational corporations has deepened his underlying motivation to engage with and construct global systems. Dylan is thrilled to have discovered in ETH an opportunity to help reshape global systems in an ethical and meaningful way.

Jae Lee, CEO

Jae is the first medical student to gain acceptance to the McDonnell Scholars Academy at Washington University in St. Louis. Jae has lived in 11 places on three continents, and this exposure has motivated him to solve problems in global health inequity. He connected to the Busoga region of Uganda through a malaria research project he undertook in 2015. Jae has since contributed to Ugandan healthcare initiatives by creating a business plan for a maternal hospital, publishing award-winning medical journalism through the Pulitzer Center for Crisis Reporting, and devising or collaborating on original ground-breaking research in emergency medicine, gynecology, infectious diseases, immunization, and gastroenterology. Jae believes unequivocally that all lives are equally valuable.

Yifu Ma

Yifu Ma is currently a Software Engineer working at Microsoft. After he graduated from Washington University in St. Louis, he began coding for the Microsoft Excel team. Originally from China, a trip to Tibet after he graduated from high school sparked his interest in international travel and global health.

Faith McElroy

A North Carolina native, Faith received a B.A. in Journalism and Mass Communication with a Second Major in English from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill before moving to St. Louis to attend Washington University School of Law. A recipient of the Dean's Public Service Award at WUSTL, and President of her pledge class in Alpha Phi Omega, UNC's service fraternity, Faith joined ETH to continue her commitment to public service. She currently works as an attorney at Behr, McCarter, Potter, P.C., a law firm in Clayton, Missouri.

Marwa Mikati, Chair of Fundraising

Marwa is a native of Beirut, Lebanon. She recently graduated with a neuroscience and mathematics double major from Mount Holyoke College and has been involved in malaria research since the beginning of her undergraduate career at Washington University School of Medicine. Marwa will pursue an MD/PhD at Washington University School of Medicine and has plans to be involved in influencing health policy of the Middle East in the future.

Victoria Offei-Dua

Victoria was born and raised in Ghana, West Africa. At the age of 13, she moved, with her family, to Huntsville, Alabama in the United States for educational opportunities. She graduated from Vanderbilt University with a degree in Medicine, Health and Society, where she engaged in an interdisciplinary exploration of health through various lenses (social, economic, anthropological) and cultural milieus. She is currently a first year medical student at Washington University in St. Louis. And, Victoria’s experiences growing up in Ghana, and travels to Cuzco, Peru and Edinburgh, UK have informed her desire to tackle the root causes of health inequities, in conjunction with developing healthcare capacity in low resource settings. She is convinced of the importance of cross-disciplinary/interdisciplinary collaboration to solve the globe’s urgent health inequity problems, and to make quality healthcare more accessible and  sustainable for the future.

Kay Park, Chair of Technology

Kay graduated from Washington University in St. Louis in 2017 with a degree in Biomedical and Systems Engineering. Currently, she works as a research technician to develop new software capabilities to better analyze Resting State fMRI data and help neurosurgeons better plan surgery in patients with brain tumors and epilepsy. Kay became interested in global health issues through her travel experiences in Philippines and Heyuan, China.

Ben Perlmutter, Digital Director

Ben is currently a South America-based freelance writer, where he's also trying to improve his Spanish. Raised in the suburbs of New York, Ben went on to study Mathematics and Political Science at Emory University in Atlanta, GA. After college, he taught test preparation in Seoul, South Korea and did his best to visit as many places in Asia as possible while living in that part of the world. Ben’s interests include sustainable global development, international education, and the ability of language to connect different cultures.

Andrew Qi

Andrew is a medical student at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, with a background in life science management consulting and biomedical engineering. His interests lie at the intersection of business, policy, and science, where he aims to promote meaningful change to healthcare systems and delivery. He believes that interdisciplinary partnerships are crucial to forge effects solutions to improve the quality and accessibility of healthcare.

Olivia Roberts-Sano

Olivia is a medical student at Washington University School of Medicine. She grew up and attended college in Massachusetts, where she found her inspiration and passion in a global problem-focused interdisciplinary science program. That experience, traveling, and her work in HIV research, motivated her to pursue medicine with the intent to work on under-resourced global problems. She is passionate about education, creating opportunity and providing resources for empowerment, and improving lives through better healthcare while believing that lasting impact requires a collaborative, multifaceted, and inclusive approach.

Ander Gonzalez Sarria

Ander studied Medicine in the UPV University (Basque Country, north of Spain), and is currently specializing in Microbiology, Parasitology, and Infectious Disease Control in the Basurto Hospital in Bilbao, well known for STI diagnosis and treatment. He is also training himself in Tropical Infectious Diseases in various schools in Spain. His previous stays in Ghana (summers of 2011 and 2012, and as a guest doctor in infectious diseases in October 2018) inspired him to study all kinds of infectious diseases, both in adults and children

Ziheng Xu

Ziheng is an incoming medical student at Washington University School of Medicine. Born and raised in Shenzhen, China, he came to the United States for his undergraduate studies and to pursue a career in medicine. Ziheng received his bachelor’s degree with highest honors in cell and molecular biology from the University of Michigan. Ziheng is passionate about the power of medicine to touch the life of each and every individual. With his extensive background in basic science, he is looking forward to scaling up the changes to health in underserved populationsusing the tool of research.

Dylan Bassett

Dylan currently works for Rotational Program at Accuity, a leading information services provider for global businesses. Dylan's educational background in anthropology and business economics and work experience at firms ranging in size from bootstrapped startups to multinational corporations has deepened his underlying motivation to engage with and construct global systems. Dylan is thrilled to have discovered in ETH an opportunity to help reshape global systems in an ethical and meaningful way.

Dylan Bassett

Dylan currently works for Rotational Program at Accuity, a leading information services provider for global businesses. Dylan's educational background in anthropology and business economics and work experience at firms ranging in size from bootstrapped startups to multinational corporations has deepened his underlying motivation to engage with and construct global systems. Dylan is thrilled to have discovered in ETH an opportunity to help reshape global systems in an ethical and meaningful way.