Sabrina Sanchez

2018 Summer Intern

Sabrina Sanchez is a rising junior at Williams College majoring in Sociology. Originally from New York City, she became interested in mental health advocacy after noticing disparities in screening and treatment within her own community in Washington Heights. In the past, she has done research in neuroscience on the effect of gestational diabetes on neonatal anxiety as well as how neuroinflammation affects learning-behavior in aging rats. It was through this work that it became apparent that the kind of impact she wanted to make was not in the lab but in the field. As a member of Columbia’s Summer Public Health Scholars Program, she is pursuing her passion for mental health at the population level, focusing primarily on immigrant mental health and help-seeking behavior.

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