Jessica Powell

Jessica Powell (DC ’19) is a History of Science, History of Medicine and Public Health major, with a focus in Global Health. As a Global Health Fellow, she aspires to study, design, and implement sustainable development interventions addressing issues in child health, with a focus on sustainable approaches to advancing the health and empowerment of girls and young women. In the summer of 2014, she traveled to Las Cañas in the Dominican Republic to conduct an independent microloan and food stability project. Loans were provided to five families to purchase pregnant dairy cows and a pregnant pig for breeding, targeting families with multiple children, especially girls, as about 90 percent of girls above the age of 13 in Las Cañas are affiliated with prostitution. She is currently working with a mentor at UNICEF on a research project in which she is examining the effectiveness of interventions pertaining to early and forced child marriage.

Davenport
Class:
2019
Major:
History of Science, History of Medicine and Public Health