Mariko DowlingMariko Dowling

​My name is Mariko and I am a junior at DePaul studying sociology with a concentration in health and human services. Last year, my interest in sociology and social justice lead me to have an internship with Jane Addams Senior Caucus, a local grassroots organization by and for senior citizens to raise awareness about sociopolitical issues that affect the elderly such as social security, Medicaid, and fair housing. I would like to continue working with more local organizations to find the best way to strengthen community assets to make them more equitable. This summer, I am working part-time at a hostel and I’m meeting amazing people from all over the world! When I am not studying or working, I spend my free time cooking, drawing, and playing bass guitar.

Amber MillerAmber Miller

I am a second year Master of Public Health student at DePaul University. My primary area of interest is in maternal and child health disparities, with a research focus in communities that are disproportionately affected by infant mortality.

Viridiana ChavezViridiana Chavez

​I am a rising junior at Bates College majoring in Psychology and minoring in Chinese. I am interested in examining health disparities, particularly mental health, amongst minority groups and aspire to execute new healthcare policy reform.

Preeya Waitepreeya picture

​I am a first year Master of Public Health student at DePaul University focusing on social epidemiology.  I am primarily interested in the structural and social determinants of health, as well as examining health disparities amongst persons who are currently or have formerly been incarcerated.