Ms. Mummah, a 2010 Stanford graduate, will pursue a master's degree in public health at Cambridge. She plans to conduct research into health behavior changes through Cambridge's recently established Behaviour and Health Research Unit.
She is executive director of DreamCatchers, a nonprofit she founded in 2008 as a Stanford undergraduate. DreamCatchers aims to build an after-school model for improving the health and education of low-income middle school students.
DreamCatchers' academic program provides students with tutoring, mentorship and study-skills coaching. Its health behaviors program provides healthful snacks, nutrition education, and family cooking classes.
At Stanford, she earned a bachelor's degree with honors in human biology, with a self-designed concentration on addressing inequities in health and education through social interventions.
The Gates Scholarship program, established in 2000, was funded by a $210 million donation by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. More than 1,000 Gates Scholars have received scholarships since
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