I was motivated to become a GHC fellow to because working alongside global health practitioners will help me actualize my personal mission of reducing the global inequities many families and communities face.
Hiwote Solomon was born in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, but spent most of her life in New York City and earned a Bachelor of Arts from Boston College. She went on to work for City Year New York,an AmeriCorps National program, for two years before pursuing her Master of Public Health in global health with a concentration in infectious disease and a graduate certificate in complex humanitarian emergencies from Emory University Rollins School of Public Health (RSPH). While at RSPH, Hiwote served as a project coordinator at the Center for AIDS Research at Emory and conducted research with The Carter Center, the Freeman Research Group at RSPH, and Catholic Relief Services Ethiopia. Hiwote enjoys reading, traveling, and perusing coffee shops.