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Fellows with Interest or Expertise in: Gender Equity

Melikte Paulos Weldetensaye

Non-profit Leader
Addis Ababa

Ethiopia

Melikte Paulos Weldetensaye is the founder and executive director of ZuZu for health and education, a non-profit organization based in Ethiopia, which aims to provide free mental health resources and promote inclusive education. In this role, she designs various projects and teaching manuals that promote mental health for women and youth, as well as audio educational materials for blind and visually impaired students...

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Kuhika Seth

Social Scientist
Delhi

India

Researching on health systems for a decade, Kuhika Seth is a social scientist who has worked on sexual and reproductive health of young girls and women. She is currently working at International AIDS Vaccine Initiative (IAVI), India. In this role, Kuhika works closely with diverse stakeholders from Asia and Africa to build a comprehensive plan using experiential learning and gamification to shift biomedical HIV research trial norms in the favor and for the benefit of the end-users...

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Felicia Mburu

Disability Rights Activist
Nairobi

Kenya

Felicia Mburu holds a masters in international human rights law from American University, Washington College of Law. Felicia is interested in pursuing the rights of persons with disabilities to live and be included in the community on an equal basis with others. In the past, Felicia has worked with various civil societies in Kenya, Latvia, Hungary, the United States and across Africa on intersectional matters of gender and disability justice...

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Gulnar Feerasta

Director of Programs/ Non-profit Practitioner
Cleveland, Ohio

United States

Currently the director of programs for the LGBT Community Center of Greater Cleveland, Gulnar Feerasta (she/they) is passionate about promoting empowerment, resiliency, and leadership throughout marginalized communities. With advocacy and outreach at the forefront of her vision, her goal is to build strong support systems while improving the quality of life through long-term policy and social change...

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Christy Adeola Braham

Labor Researcher & Activist
Brussels

Belgium

Christy Adeola Braham is a researcher and activist working at the intersection of health, labor and migration. She serves as workers' health coordinator at Women in Informal Employment - Globalizing and Organizing (WIEGO), a global research-policy-action network dedicated to improving working conditions for the working poor within the informal economy...

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Akshita Siddula

Community Organizer
Baltimore, Maryland

United States

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Akshita Siddula is a community organizer and public health professional based in Baltimore, USA. She is currently serving as the Executive Director of The 6th Branch, a nonprofit organization that transforms vacant lots into productive green spaces such as parks, playgrounds, and urban farms.

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Haydeé “Nancy” Rumaldo

Nutritionist & Program Coordinator
Lima

Peru

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Haydeé Nancy Rumaldo is a nutritionist and project and research coordinator at Partners In Health- Perú. Her work focuses on promoting health equity in underserved populations. She has training in qualitative methods, extensive experience in implementation science, and community-based participatory methods in urban and rural contexts...

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­­­Ana Cecilia Ortega Dominguez

Community Psychologist
Chiapas

Mexico

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Ana Ortega holds a B.A. in psychology and an MSc. in international development. She currently works as a Mental Health Coordinator with Compañeros en Salud (CES), the sister organization of Partners in Health, in the mountains of Chiapas, Mexico. In this role, she oversees the work of community mental health workers and psychologists...

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­­­Marx Itabelo Lwabanya

Hospital Medical Director
Nundu

Democratic Republic of Congo

Dr. Marx Itabelo Lwabanya is the Medical Director at Nundu Deaconess Hospital and the Executive Director & Co-founder of JALI AFYA, a non-profit in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo. Marx is passionate about empowering healthcare workers to address mental health and trauma to provide holistic care for patients...

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Naglaa Fathy Lithy

Sexual and Reproductive Health Consultant
Giza

Egypt

Dr. Naglaa Fathy, OB/GYN specialist, works as Program Manager for OSRA program at Egyptian Red Crescent funded by USAID and Pathfinder Egypt which supports sexual and reproductive health and the family planning system in Egypt.

Naglaa is the founder of MG Company which aims to use innovative and Edutainment approaches to address sustainable development goals...

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