Health equity means having the opportunity to live a fulfilling life. It means that health is not a deterrent to achieving one's dreams. Everyone is entitled to this.
Aimee Edmondo grew up in Cloverdale, a small town in rural northern California. She later attended the University of California Santa Barbara where she studied cell and developmental biology. While pursuing her Master of Public Health at Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine in New Orleans, Aimee worked with the Lower Ninth Ward Center for Sustainable Engagement and Development to document the plight of local residents living in urban food deserts. She also participated in an evaluation of humanitarian assistance in Haiti following the 2010 earthquake as a research assistant with the Tulane University Disaster Resilience Leadership Academy. Most recently, Aimee served as an HIV/AIDS outreach worker in Limpopo, South Africa with the United States Peace Corps, and as a communications officer in Lusaka, Zambia with the USAID-funded Support to the HIV/AIDS Response in Zambia II project and the USAID | DELIVER PROJECT. Aimee can often be spotted riding around the streets of Lusaka on her bright red bicycle.