Anya Peck

Anya Peck received her BA in Neurobiology and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies from Colby College and is an MPH candidate at the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health, studying Population and Family Health with a certificate in Global Health. Prior to Columbia she was a yearlong Public Health Fellow at the East Boston Neighborhood Health Center’s (EBNHC) Let’s Get Movin’ program. At EBNHC Anya worked in program development and evaluation, was a bilingual (Spanish/English) youth program leader and in school nutrition teacher and was manager of the East Boston Farmers Market. Prior to EBNHC Anya worked for a year in Guatemala City, Guatemala, as a preventive health coordinator for Unidas Para Vivir Mejor (UPAVIM), a local women’s cooperative. At UPAVIM Anya founded the UPAVIM dentist program, was a youth exercise/nutrition educator, lead women’s health groups, and was a mentor to community youth who have experienced violence. Her interests are in program planning, youth health promotion/education, qualitative research, and global mental health.

In summer-fall 2019, Anya is spending six months in Chile with the Global Mental Health Programs’ Global Practica Program.

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