I am motivated by my professional passion towards improving the medical and public health infrastructure of low-resource, sometimes marginalized, communities worldwide.
Meave Otieno was raised in Mableton, Georgia. She completed her undergraduate studies at Cornell University. After graduation, Meave worked as a Peace Corps health extension volunteer in Danyi-N’Digbe, Togo. Meave was most engaged in encouraging nutrition awareness, adolescent reproductive health education, and gender development activities promoting STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) among Togolese girls. Through her master’s program at the George Washington University, Meave completed her practicum with the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatrics AIDS Foundation working with the research team on study protocol development. She also volunteered as a research trainee at the Children’s National Medical Center assisting with data management in a palliative care study of people living with HIV/AIDS in D.C. Meave's hobbies include graphic design, learning new languages, and exploring cooking recipes.