B.A. History, New York University
Minors in Political Science and Africana Studies
M.A. Bioethics, New York University
Areas of Research/Interest:
Human Subject Research Ethics, Ethical Concerns of Vulnerable Populations, Bioethics, Health Disparities Research, Global Public Health, Women’s Health, Human Rights, Ancient History and Biology
I have conducted health disparities research at NYU Langone Medical Center and the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. I am passionate about doing research with vulnerable populations in order to better understand the social determinants of health that affect their health outcomes and quality of life. Prior to my research career, I worked in business and entrepreneurship as the Founder and Operations Manager of a private company that imported indigenous hand-woven textiles from Africa as well as Latin America. I am also greatly interested in working with underserved populations in low-resource nations. This led me to found Keep Striving International, a non-profit organization which I manage that supports education in low-resource schools abroad. In my free time, I enjoy traveling, reading, working out and running half-marathons.
Golden Key International Honour Society, 2016
NYU Dean’s List, 2008
Montenont, Emilie; Lhakhan, Tenzin; Newman, Jonathan D; Bissoon, Edna; Cambria, Matthew; et al., RNASeq Identifies Differential Expression of Platelet Transcripts in Subjects with Peripheral Artery Disease, Journal of the American College of Cardiology, suppl. S; New York 67.13 (Apr 5, 2016): 2237.
I completed my practicum in the Cardiovascular Research Department at NYU Langone Medical Center.
I am the Founder and Manager of Keep Striving International, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. My organization supports education in low-resource nations by providing scholarships, infrastructural support and academic supplies to rural primary as well as secondary schools.