Mamata Venkat, US Operations Associate

Health is a fundamental human right, and for too long, this idea has been overlooked. Being surrounded by changemakers who are passionate about rectifying this discrepancy is both inspiring and motivating. It is a privilege to work everyday with intelligent, empathetic, and intentional individuals who are all striving to make a concrete difference in the world.

Mamata began her journey with Global Health Corps as an Operations Intern, before transitioning into the US Operations Associate role in April 2017. In 2014, Mamata interned with the NGO Committee on the Status of Women, New York shortly after graduation; it was there that she discovered the unique tie between human rights and health. She pursued a post-baccalaureate program with emphasis on public health at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio in 2015. While at Wright State, Mamata worked as the Director of the Department of State’s International Visitor Leadership Program, a long-standing initiative that encourages intercultural relations between the United States and over one hundred participating countries. She was also a delegate for Wright State’s accredited Model United Nations team and a President’s Ambassador, and participated in a study abroad trip to Belgium, England, France, and the Netherlands to examine global human rights violations.

An Ohio native, Mamata graduated from Wright State University in 2014 with a Bachelor of Arts in International Studies and a minor in Spanish with aspirations of a career in human rights work. In her spare time, Mamata is a meditation trainer with Heartfulness meditation, and enjoys blogging, exploring New York City, traveling, and wasting hours watching golden retriever videos on YouTube.