Jessica Stephens




Chisomo Chikuni

Placement Country: Malawi
Title: Evidence to Programs (E2P) Research Officer
Partner: Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation
Health equity is our first step at creating equitable opportunities for global citizens.

Jessica Stephens hails from Washington, USA. Social justice was a part of her upbringing and has both propelled her into and shaped her outlook on global health. As an undergraduate at the University of Washington, Jessica studied molecular biology and global health, and she was first introduced to global health research while studying mosquito olfactory learning. Since this launch into the field, she has worked in vector surveillance and NTD mapping while completing her Master in Public Health at Emory. With over five years of experience in HIV/AIDS, C&T, and research, Jessica has experience in counseling and testing, providing services, and advocacy. Most recently, she researched condom usage for at-risk groups in the USA and on integrated C&T models with family planning in Cameroon. During her free time, Jessica enjoys reading, sketching, and taking advantage of the outdoors with friends by swimming and hiking together.