I was motivated to become a Global Health Corps fellow because I wanted to be surrounded by other passionate young leaders who also decided to dedicate their daily lives to the moral commitments of social justice and the human right to health care.
Elizabeth “Liza” Magill was born and raised in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA. She graduated from Boston College where she majored in international studies and minored in medical humanities. Liza first developed her passion for public health and social justice as a volunteer at the Massachusetts Department of Youth Services, where she researched community mental health treatment options for teens in the juvenile justice system. After her sophomore year, Liza spent a summer interning at a public children's hospital in Cochabamba, Bolivia through Northwestern University's Global Engagement Studies Institute. She also interned at Partners in Health to support their mental health programs and develop resources for grassroots community organizers in the right to health movement. In her free time, Liza enjoys singing, exploring coffee shops, and spending time outdoors.