Kasturba Medical College, Primary Investigator  August 2016-December 2016

  • Conducted original research with Dr. Chythra R Rao (Associate Professor, Department of Community Medicine) on community stigma towards leprosy and lymphatic filariasis in surrounding Rural Maternal Child Welfare homes (RMCW)

Kappa Biofilm LLC, Research Assistant            April 2016-August 2016

  • Works with Dr. Jeffery Kaplan on biofilm research

  • Performs basic wet lab tasks such as recording bacteria characteristics, creating nutrient broths, creating solution aliquots, and keeping a clean and safe lab environment

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Maile Young


American University, Washington, D.C.

Bachelor of Science in Public Health, Bachelor of Arts in Literature, Minor in Statistics                        May 2018

GPA: 3.82/4.0 (Public Health GPA: 3.96)

Relevant Coursework: Biostatistics, Calculus II, Intro to Infectious Disease, Design of Experiments

Manipal University, Manipal, Karnataka, India

Study Abroad Program, Global and Public Health        Fall 2016

Relevant Coursework: Epidemiology


University Honors Program, Dean’s List (Fall 2014, Spring 2015, Fall 2015), College of Arts and Science Dean’s Undergraduate Summer Scholarship


Communications Intern, Friends of the Global Fight Against AIDS, TB and Malaria       January 2016-May 2016

  • General responsibilities include media monitoring, carrying out research to support the drafting of social media materials, and assisting on presentations

  • Completed an independent project on drug-resistant malaria

Vice President, Delta Phi Epsilon Foreign Service Sorority January 2015-present

  • Plans and assists in executing a variety of career development events, managing the internal and external presence of the organization, and maintaining the bylaws and constitution.

  • Formerly Treasurer- responsible for managing the organization’s budget and the collection of dues from all active members

Undergraduate Assistant, Department of Literature, American University January 2017-present

  • Creates communication materials and puts on events to connect undergraduate students, the department, and the external community

  • Updates the Undergraduate Handbook with relevant requirements and helpful tips for literature majors and minors

Health Educator, Peer Health Exchange - September 2014-February 2016

  • Responsible for teaching workshops on accessing health resources to ninth graders at underprivileged schools in the DC area

  • Requires strong communication and public speaking skills to engage students in discussions on difficult topics