Health equity isn’t just about access to a doctor. It’s about ensuring that all people – regardless of background –have access to the proper care and knowledge needed to achieve their full potential - physically, mentally, emotionally, and financially.
Alicia Adler, a recently returned Peace Corps volunteer, witnessed the impact of health inequity on every aspect of life while serving as a community health advisor in rural Madagascar. From supporting malaria prevention programs to training community health workers, she found a passion for improving global health. Originally from upstate New York, Alicia received a Bachelor of Science from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, and a Master of Science in communications from New York University. With a budding interest in international development, Alicia completed internships at various United Nations agencies before joining a top New York public relations firm. In this role, she worked with NGOs to raise awareness about issues ranging from micro-finance and water, sanitation, and hygiene initiatives to education and conflict resolution. In her free time, Alicia enjoys cooking at the local food bank, decorating (and eating) cupcakes, yoga, and traveling.