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Rebecca Gillman

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Rebecca Gillman

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Rebecca is a first year student at YSPH, pursuing an MPH in Health Policy with a likely concentration in Climate Change and Health. Rebecca earned a BS in Public Health from the University of South Carolina Honors College in 2018. While in undergrad, she had formative international experiences studying sustainable food systems in Amsterdam, as well as throughout her semester at the University of Sydney. Following graduation, Rebecca served for 2 years as a Peace Corps Health Education Volunteer in Moldova, where she gained a passion for bettering the health of individuals and communities through sustainable solutions to environmental challenges. She is interested specifically in learning how to craft policy that effectively decreases anthropogenic harm to the environment while incentivizing better, more sustainable alternatives, such as with meat and dairy production, single-use plastics, and non-renewable energy sources. Rebecca aims to ultimately work in the field of international climate policy.