Sofia Singer is a Junior from the Bronx, NY, studying Medical Anthropology and International Relations. Sofia is committed to addressing global health challenges, particularly related to infants and children, and is interested in how cultural contexts and individual experiences can inform solutions. She has worked in Mbeya, Tanzania, to help carry out the PEPFAR initiative aimed at reducing incidence rates of HIV/AIDS. More recently, she carried out research in Lucknow, India, that addressed the high rates of premature births in the region. Currently, she is carrying out a project through Stanford’s d.school aimed at increasing access to reliable emergency care in an indigenous community in Paraguay. Sofia speaks Hindi and Italian, and enjoys teaching health education and coaching gymnastics to young girls.
Singer will be a Summer Undergraduate Field Research Assistant for the project Emergency Medical Care and Crisis Support in Uttar Pradesh, India.