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Sarah is a medical student at the UCSF School of Medicine, and a graduate of the UC Berkeley - UCSF Joint Medical Program. Prior to medical school, she studied Anthropology at Amherst College, lived in North India for two years, and worked with a psychiatrist in rural Alabama running supportive programs for youth and older adults, and with the ACLU of Southern California's Reproductive Justice and Jails Projects. Her love for communities in California, India and Alabama on the front lines of climate change motivates her work. She helps lead a national network of medical students called Medical Students for a Sustainable Future, and she co-founded Climate Health Now, a network of health professionals organizing for climate action in California. She Co-Chairs the American Academy of Pediatrics, California Chapter 1 Task Force on Climate Change and Health. She is applying to residency in Pediatrics this fall.
Ashley is a second-year medical student passionate about the intersection between climate change and human health. She graduated from Stanford University in 2018 with her BA in Human Biology and MS in Earth Systems, and worked at the Stanford Center for Innovation in Global Health during her gap year prior to medical school. She is passionate about mitigating health disparities at the local and global level, and conducting collaborative research with implications for policy and on-the-ground interventions. She is on the leadership team for Stanford Climate and Health as well as the Organization for Global Health. In her free time, Ashley loves hiking, biking, spending time with loved ones, and playing with her cat.
Raj Fadadu is a dual-degree MS/MD student at the UC Berkeley School of Public Health and UC San Francisco School of Medicine. He studied Public Health and Conservation & Resource Studies as a undergraudate student at UC Berkeley and has conducted several environmental health research projects, ranging from epidemiology to energy policy to epigenetics. He has translated his research and academic interests into community outreach and activism as an Albert Schweitzer Fellow and Founder and Director of the Environmental Health Working Group in Berkeley, California. In addition, he is interested in improving access to and quality of health care and has worked on projects to do so in a variety of clinical settings, including the Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital, Stanford Health Care, Saint Francis Memorial Hospital, and the Suitcase Clinic.