Student & Young Professional Representatives

Krishna Todi

Simon Fraser University

Krishna is a Public Health graduate with a concentration in Global Health from Simon Fraser University. She pursued her Bachelor’s in Pharmacy from the Institute of Chemical Technology in Mumbai, India.

Being a huge advocate of the integration of data with health, Krishna’s passion and career interests align with data science. She wishes to do so for the healthcare sector as she believes her background has better equipped her to provide data and business insights for the healthcare industry. With a year’s experience in a business analytics role, she continues to hone her analytical skills by learning various programming analytical software through academic and online resources. With lived experiences and passion for multiculturalism from her origin, she aspires to work in multi-disciplinary healthcare organizations working toward using population health and patient-care data to inform better public health practices.


Marian Orhierhor

University of British Columbia

Marian is a Mastercard foundation graduate scholar from Nigeria and a second-year graduate student in the Master of Public health program at UBC. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Animal and Environmental Biology with a specialization in parasitology. 

Before her graduate studies, Marian worked with non-governmental organizations in Nigeria in community health, health promotion, and health education. Her primary tasks were stakeholder engagement, project coordination, and management. She also worked as an independent monitor for school-based deworming activities targeted at Schistosomiasis and soil-transmitted helminths. During this time, she made recommendations to improve the uptake of deworming medications and promote community engagement.

Marian is interested in infectious disease epidemiology, vaccine-preventable disease surveillance and knowledge translation.  She is currently undertaking qualitative research for her practicum at the Vaccine Evaluation Centre of the BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute. She investigates the concerns, beliefs, attitudes, and behaviors of pregnant and new mothers about pediatric vaccinations.


Julia Chalmers

University of Fraser Valley

Julia Chalmers, is a third-year undergraduate nursing student at the University of the Fraser Valley (UFV). Her current area of interest is in global health and the connections between planetary health and human health.

Julia attended the study tour to Sierra Leone offered by UFV in Spring of 2019 which is where her passion for global health emerged. As an undergraduate student, she hopes to explore research opportunities as she continues education. She is also the cofounder of the “Student Nurses for Global Citizens” group at UFV.


Leigh Borrett

University of Victoria

Leigh Borrett is a masters student in the Public Health & Environmental Engineering (PH2E) Lab under the direction and leadership of Dr. Caetano Dorea at the University of Victoria.

With a research  focus on water treatment in emergency context, Leigh has a strong interest in sustainability and climate resilience.


Amanda Egert

British Columbia Institute of Technology

Trinity Western University

Amanda is an alumna from the Master of Science in Nursing program at Trinity Western University under the supervision of Dr. Barbara Astle and Dr. Sheryl Reimer Kirkham. Her research explored how faculty are prepared for global health education (specifically international experiences).

Amanda currently works as a faculty at BCIT teaching and writing curriculum for global health and other courses. She has a strong interest in global health education in undergraduate nursing programs and has worked to integrate CUGH global health competencies and CCGHR principles into nursing curriculum. 

Her current areas of interest are in global health, global citizenship, equity, faculty development, and nursing curriculum. 


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