Christina Memmott

Christina

Co-fellow

Tomás Plaza

Tomás Plaza Reneses

Placement Country: USA
Title: Social Protection and Health Fellow
Partner: Inter-American Development Bank
Health equity means that everyone has access to the health services and resources that allow them to live a healthy and fulfilling life.

Christina Memmott is originally from from Chile but grew up living in Uzbekistan, Ecuador, the Philippines, Kyrgyzstan, and the United States. Christina earned a bachelor’s in public health from the University of Maryland, during which she interned at a rural health clinic in Costa Rica. Christina has also interned for What Works for Women and Girls, an NGO in Washington, D.C. that provides support to program makers in the areas of gender and HIV. As project leader for Public Health Without Borders, Christina led a group of students to Calaba Town, Sierra Leone to provide workshops on malaria, hygiene, and first aid as well as interview community members about the Ebola epidemic’s impact on their community. Christina enjoys writing, drawing, and exploring the D.C. restaurant scene.