Veeraya (Kate) Tanawattanacharoen

Veeraya (Kate) Tanawattanacharoen (PC ’19) is a Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology Major from Eau Claire, Wisconsin. In the future, she hopes to improve the quality of life for individuals in resource-poor communities, address the burden of non-communicable diseases in lower-income countries, and synthesize research which will inform evidence-based policy decisions and interventions. She has previously worked as a Montessori Teacher at the Duang Prateep Foundation in the Klong Toey Slum in Bangkok, taught health classes to New Haven middle school students through Yale Community Health Educators, interned at the Thai Ministry of Public Health evaluating formula milk advertisement regulation and government spending on preschool lunch money, and currently assists in social gerontology research at the Yale School of Public Health. On campus, she is also involved in the Yale College Council as the University Services Policy Director where she works with her amazing representatives to create evidence-based policy recommendations and is the co-director of the Yale Alzheimer’s Buddies. In her free time, Kate likes to spend time with her friends, bake cakes, and attempt to be a photographer.

Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology