Amina Ramadan has always been interested in the health sciences and international affairs, making the Global Health Minor a perfect way to marry her two interests. As a Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental (“MCD”) Biology Major, Amina finds the Minor in Global Health is a fantastic complement, because it provides students with a clear idea of the ways in which the biology degree is applicable in the real world.
Amina sees global health’s collaborative, interdisciplinary approach as a beacon of hope. She has learned that “people are becoming increasingly more aware of the impact of industry, policy, and economy on the health of both individuals and populations, both in our country and around the world.” Amina strongly believes global health is going to be one of the most crucial lenses through which we can see the interconnectedness of all people and processes in our world today. Amina feels the greatest challenges to global health as a field of study has been in the education of young people about global health. She finds there is a need for “fostering an abiding passion for human rights, activism, and global citizenry in young people everywhere, and overturning the apathy that has (unfortunately) come to symbolize much of my generation.”