Chelsea graduated from Brown University in May 2011 with a B.A. in International Relations. As a student, she studied global health and development, worked as a Teaching Assistant in the Department of Community Health, and served as the lead student coordinator for a domestic and international nutrition conference, Hungry for Answers, held at Brown in March 2011. She spent a semester in Geneva, Switzerland, with the School for International Training’s Global Health and Development Policy program.
Chelsea has held a range of positions that reflect her commitment to women’s issues, maternal-child health, and international food aid policy. Last fall she researched the potential efficacy of ready-to-use foods for pregnant and breastfeeding women in developing country contexts as an intern at Edesia: Global Nutrition Solutions. In the summer of 2010, she was a grant writer at Maitri India, a grassroots organization working at the nexus of women’s health and rights in New Delhi. Prior to that she spent a summer assisting with a qualitative study on sex trafficking and the health sector at the Division of Global Health and Human Rights at Massachusetts General Hospital. Chelsea has traveled to the Dominican Republic and Haiti in support of local medical initiatives.