Health equity means a commitment by providers to advocate for patients, as well as the development of healthcare systems that enable patients to advocate for themselves.
Originally from Vermont, USA, Evelina Rossi has spent the last several years living in Amman, New Orleans, Boston, and Beirut. Evelina has worked with non-profit organizations primarily focused on sexual and reproductive healthcare. She began her public health career as an undergraduate, investigating the ways in which identifiers such as socioeconomic status, gender, and race impact the health of individuals and communities. Upon graduating, she joined Planned Parenthood, working to expand patient access and streamline operations at health centers in Louisiana and Massachusetts. Most recently, she has worked with the Lebanese Medical Association for Sexual Health to assess the accessibility of, and barriers to, sexual healthcare in Lebanon. In her free time, Evelina enjoys cooking for her friends, swapping books with her family, and spending as much time as possible outdoors. She received a Bachelor of Arts from Clark University.