meet the team
In high school, Ariel learned that she could combine her interests in medicine and policy through the magical field of public health. Spurred by her newly developed passion, she founded a publication dedicated to spreading awareness regarding important and pertinent public health issues for her school community. Soon recognizing the lack of awareness and necessary conversation surrounding crucial public health issues, she decided to create a website to facilitate interest and discussion for youth across the world.
Brought to Connect in Health by a love of editing and a curiosity to learn more about public health topics, Will has been working with Connect in Health since its conception. Planning on working internationally, Will is fascinated by the experiences of people from different corners of the world, an enthusiasm which has been fed by Connect in Health's base of global contributors. Will has studied in the United States, Jordan, and South Korea, and his interests span humanities, social sciences, and the arts.
Vidhya has always wanted to have a career in the public health sphere, whether through being a practicing physician or creating health policy. Her main public health interests include the integration of behavioral health care into primary care settings in underprivileged areas and education around sexual health. Vidhya wants to pursue a career in medicine to bridge the gap between practice and policy, to help physicians be more understanding and better equipped to handle our changing world.
ARIEL HYUNSEO KIM
FOUNDER & MANAGING EDITOR
Sabahat is deeply passionate about physical and mental health. She joined Connect in Health when she observed how public health issues affect everyone, regardless of race, socioeconomic status, gender, or any other factor. For her, Connect in Health is a way to educate both herself and others on the world's pressing health crises. Next year, Sabahat will be a freshman in college. She hopes to explore the interface of biology and technology, which she hopes will help her address health issues in her community and beyond.
Ever since working as a student assistant at an antiviral institute, Michelle learned that many virus strains are underrepresented in terms of media coverage causing less funding to research these viruses. Therefore, she gained interest in spreading information about these underrepresented viruses with hopes that it may spark research to find therapeutic options for these diseases. In the future, Michelle hopes to develop therapeutic and chemotherapeutic agents that mitigate severe side effects patients are facing with current common therapies.