Fatima, Millennium Fellow 2014-2015
CODE ORANGE AT HARVARD
Fatima Mirza is a senior at Harvard College concentrating Chemical & Physical Biology with a secondary in Global Health & Health Policy and a citation in Spanish. During her time at Harvard, she studied healthcare infrastructure in Chile and worked as a health analyst at the White House. She also served as the President of the South Asian Association, Co-Director of the International Healthcare Initiative, and Co-President/Co-Founder of the MCN fellowship organization, Code Orange. She is passionate about global health and views medicine and education as tools for social justice. Code Orange was founded with the vision of providing the largest slum in Asia with aid through culturally-competent educational curricula on health and well-being. She hopes to launch a pilot in the fall and assess the program's efficacy in the years to come. Currently, Fatima is applying to MD/PhD programs across the country and hopes to be a leading physician-scientist in the future.
How has the MCN Fellowship made a difference your work?
MCN has been a wonderful learning experience. The entire team has taught me how to translate a vision and a passion into a reality. We learn about theory in class, but these technical skills are incredibly important for making a tangible impact. I thank MCN for their mentorship and insight.