Mera Boulus, Strategic Partnerships Manager

I feel privileged to be part of a team that so fiercely believes in empowering health equity change-makers!

Prior to joining GHC, Mera worked at America Needs You as the New Jersey Program Manager, where she worked with ambitious, first generation college students on leadership and professional development. Previously, she managed a youth development program and led a program evaluation project at Branches, Inc. Mera received a bachelor’s degree in psychology and education from Rutgers University-New Brunswick, where she was awarded the Rutgers Civic Scholar Certificate for her community involvement, and earned her master’s degree in education in community and social change from the University of Miami. During her studies, she was involved with the Society for Community Research and Action and is now the Co-Chair of their Early Career Interest Group. Mera grew up in southern Egypt and moved to New Jersey at the age of 11.

Fun Fact: If Mera could recommend anything for the world to tune into, it would be the podcast This American Life and the book The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho. Both would pair perfectly with her favorite ice cream flavor – Ben & Jerry’s Chocolate Fudge Brownie.