Nafeesa Abuwala

Nafeesa Abuwala (BK '19) is a Cognitive Science Major. Her interest in Global Health stems from a medical outreach trip to Peru where she was introduced to the direct results of health inequity on a community, especially in the developing world. She now hopes to gain a fuller understanding of the ways in which food practices, cultural beliefs, and access to basic resources directly affect the standard of health care in a population. She hopes to pair these interests with her Cognitive Science studies to focus on the perception of mental health in Latin American countries, and foster ways to improve access to mental health resources for individuals in need. On campus, she is involved with Dwight Hall, Students for Autism Awareness at Yale, Volunteers Around the World, and Student Partnerships for Global Health. She is also a research assistant in the Canine Cognition Center.

Cognitive Science