Zunaira Arshad

Zunaira Arshad (BR ’17) is currently pursuing a double major in Global Affairs and Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology. As a Chicago-native of Pakistani-Descent, her interests in the field of Global Health were cultivated during yearly trips shadowing health professionals at medical schools and clinics throughout the Sindh and Punjab regions of Pakistan. In the winter of 2013, Zunaira met with physicians working on Robotic Radiosurgery with Cybernife technology at Jinnah Post Graduate Medical Center (JPMC) in Karachi to understand how introduction of this premier oncology treatment was serving underprivileged populations in Pakistan and bordering countries. In the spring of 2014, she travelled to the Turkish border of Syria along with three other Yale students to learn about the Syrian Refugee Crisis and how it has triggered prevention of access to medical care and violent targeting of health professionals. Her activities on campus include serving as Vice President of On-Campus Fundraising for the Unite for Site Yale chapter, as Vice President for Students Organize for Syria, and on the student board for Yalies for Pakistan. She hopes to return to Pakistan and conduct research at JPMC’s Cyberknife Robotic Radiosurgery Center to understand the outcomes that have resulted from the Center’s mission and ongoing practice in providing free cancer treatment to all patients.


Global Affairs and MCDB