Jaclyn joined GHS in 2016 after graduating with honors from Duke University with a BS in Biology. She also earned a certificate in Genome Science and Policy along with a minor in Global Health. She began her career in a biology lab studying zebrafish heart regeneration, but pivoted toward global health after conducting fieldwork in Guatemala with the Duke Global Health Institute. As part of a multi-year investigation of health issues facing indigenous communities, she examined household sources of water contamination and connections to childhood cognitive development.
Jaclyn also spent her summers in government internships; she has worked for the House of Representatives, the NIH and the Center for Accelerating Innovation and Impact at USAID’s Bureau for Global Health. She spent a semester abroad in Madrid, speaks Spanish and enjoys taking salsa lessons in her free time.Connect on LinkedIn