Rebecca Gross

Rebecca

Co-fellow

Mlezi Maziko

Mlezi Maziko Mtambalika

Placement Country: Malawi
Title: Partnership and Programs Officer
Partner: Ministry of Health – Malawi
I am motivated by the people around me who, despite enormous global challenges and great injustices, persevere to make the impossible a little bit more possible.

Rebecca is originally from New York City. She received a Bachelors Degree in Economics and a Certificate in African Studies from Georgetown University. While in college she studied traditional medicine and healthcare in Madagascar, served as an English, Math, and Health teacher at a primary school in rural Tanzania, and worked as an intern at Clinton Health Access Initiative, where she supported her Rwandan colleagues to develop a national survey administered to nurses at their partner clinics. She is particularly interested in the intersection of health, education, and economic development on the continent of Africa. Prior to GHC, Rebecca founded an organization in Malawi called Student Driven Solutions that provides financial literacy and business skills education to girls in high school and school dropouts. She looks forward to returning to Malawi for another year to join fellow change-makers in Global Health and Development.