Pooja Parameshwar is currently a third-year UCLA undergraduate student studying Psychobiology with a minor in French. Pooja has always been passionate about global health, and appreciates its unique ability to call upon multiple disciplines, which she believes is what makes her experience volunteering at the Center for World Health especially unique. Among many of her global interests, she is interested in maternal and child health, emergency/trauma and disaster relief, infectious disease, malnutrition, the cultural and ethical aspects of global work, and the parallels between global and local health.
Outside of the Center for World Health, Pooja is the Director of Domestic Relations for Fellowship for International Service and Health at UCLA, a student-run non-profit that provides basic medical service to underserved populations through bi-monthly trips to Mexico. Additionally, Pooja serves as the Development Head of UCLA’s Medical Experience through Service in Health, where she has worked as a Clinic Assistant at Venice Family Clinic over the past 3 years. Additionally, Pooja is passionate about research, and is currently working in a lab which studies maternal-fetal immunology. Pooja plans to apply to medical school, where she aspires to continue learning and working in global health.