Malvika Narayan graduated from Cornell University in December 2021, where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Global and Public Health Sciences with minors in Health Equity and Development Sociology. At Cornell, she was involved with Class Councils, the Cornell International Affairs Society, Tarana A Cappella, Phi Mu Fraternity, Residential Life, and served as a program, research, and teaching Assistant for the Global Health Program.
Malvika was born in Singapore and grew up in New Jersey, where she had her first experience in civil service through a legislative internship with her Congresswoman and political canvassing. Since then, she has worked with the Pennsylvania Department of Health and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, strengthening her interest in healthcare policy reform. Her undergraduate education and experiential learning have developed her passion for global health equity, a field in which she hopes to pursue a career as an advocate for institutional change.
She developed an appreciation for international diplomacy through her involvement in Model United Nations and recent studies in Geneva, where she conducted a comparative study between Switzerland and the United States to analyze the influence of COVID-19 on the mental health of medical students. Malvika is delighted to pursue an MPH to further her understanding of international health and prepare her for a career as a USAID Foreign Service Officer.