Yvette joins GHS as a Junior Associate with a passion for science communication, health equity, and global health. She graduated from Amherst College with a B.A. in Biochemistry and Biophysics. During her junior year, she studied abroad at Yale-NUS in Singapore, learning about nation-building and international development in Southeast Asia.
Additionally, she worked in Kisumu, Kenya at the Kenya Medical Research Institute/Center for Disease Control (KEMRI/CDC) researching the correlation between malnutrition and malaria in health outcomes of children under five. Her time volunteering with community health workers at the Kisumu County Referral Hospital cemented her desire to work in the global health field.
Yvette wrote her senior honors thesis on the effect of the small protein AcrZ on antibiotic resistance in Escherichia coli. She is passionate about infectious diseases and their eradication in low-income countries. She was born in Nairobi, Kenya but was raised in Canada, Burundi, Namibia, and the U.S.Connect on LinkedIn