Alice Westerman was born and raised in New York. She was brought to the field of public health through studying the local history of activism during the HIV/ AIDS epidemic. Alice graduated from Williams College with a B.A. in political science and a concentration in public health. Her undergraduate thesis on the political theory of intellectual property law and public health was awarded highest departmental honors.
While she was an undergraduate, Alice chaired three organizations, including the Berkshire Doula Project, the Feminist Coalition, and Women in Political Science. With experience as an abortion doula, Alice is committed to identifying and addressing intersecting barriers to full-spectrum reproductive health care access. As the chair of Women in Political Science, Alice designed and implemented a year-long climate survey to bring attention to the experiences of women in political science classrooms. Alice has previously interned in the Epidemiology Workforce Branch at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and as a research associate at Weill Cornell/ New York Presbyterian Hospital.
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