Naila Segule

Harvard University, T.H. Chan School of Public Health

MS in Environmental Health

Naila Segule is a born and raised North Carolinian who has traveled to 34 countries and counting. She attended North Carolina State University where she studied Biomedical Engineering and Interdisciplinary Studies in Global Health Communication & Development.

Naila first became interested in the Foreign Service while conducting a high school research project. As part of her IB diploma from the United World College of South East Asia in Singapore, she did research on the solid waste management systems in Tanzania. This experience inspired her to work at the intersection of environmental health and international development. She was able to continue this work during her undergraduate studies as a research assistant with the GenX Exposure Study.

During college, she was able to study abroad in Morocco and Botswana, where she conducted research on employment opportunities and the health care system. This past summer, Naila researched thyroid disease prevalence in Armenia as an NIH MHIRT Fellow.

Naila plans to pursue a Master of Public Health in Environmental Health. She hopes to use her research skills to help identify the causes of environmental health disparities and implement solutions that will make sustainable change as a USAID Foreign Service Officer.