Esther is a grad student at UIC receiving her MPH in Epidemiology and Global Health. She received her BS in Community Health from the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign. Esther is interested in a career in public health. Outside of school/work, she enjoys baking and singing!
Corazon is a sophomore undergraduate student at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC), where she is a part of the GPPA Medicine program. She is majoring in Biology and minoring in Spanish. Some of her interests include health disparities research, being actively engaged in improving resource access in underserved communities, and women’s health. In her free time Corazon enjoys weight lifting, taking her dog on walks, and cooking Mexican food.
Tasia is a native Detroiter who moved to Chicago after graduating from Loyola University New Orleans where she studied Sociology, Mass Communications, & Spanish. She believes in the power that reproductive health resources have in the quality of life for many young women. She now lives in Pilsen where she has fallen in love with the city and people. Tasia enjoys taking walks, photography, thrifting, cooking, and always listens to/looking for new music.
Vivica is a second-year student at Northwestern University majoring in sociology and global health studies on the pre-public health track. She was born and raised in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Vivica is extremely passionate about education, equality, public health, and social justice. This year, she is looking forward to working with other board members to advance reproductive health in Chicago!
Nydia is a recent college graduate and studied Latin American Studies and PNP (Philosophy-Neuroscience-Psychology). She is passionate about making reproductive health conversations and experiences accessible and hassle free for others. She works as an Outreach Assistant at FLAP, a non-profit that focuses on advocacy and improving working conditions for migrant and seasonal workers in Illinois. In her down time, Nydia has been cooking, attempting to bake more, watching spooky movies, and trying to re-teach herself Portuguese.
Isis is a high school senior from the Southside of Chicago. She wants to start using her platform for something that can really benefit the women in her life and also teach herself something in return. She enjoys watching movies and tv shows. Her favorite movie of all time is Menace II Society because the plot is so complex. She is also learning to cook and sew her own clothes.
Egypt is a junior at Loyola University Chicago majoring in Political Science with a minor in English. Having spent time volunteering at community food pantries, donation drives, and clean-up programs, she has witnessed firsthand how women of all ages seek reproductive health care assistance. She believes this experience will offer her an opportunity to be more of an asset to the women of her community. She enjoys soul food with chocolate for dessert. As much as she loves to eat, Egypt loves to exercise and actively read. Lastly, Egypt loves being in school and finds joy in learning.