Tayeisha is a Doctor of Public Health (DrPH) student at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. A world traveler, she has lived on three continents and visited over 20 nations. Through her experiences with the United States military, her work as a global humanitarian and teacher in inner city Oakland, she has developed a fire for ending global health and educational inequity. Tayeisha dreams of one day serving as a member of an emergency preparedness and response team, through which she will aide governments, communities, and families in preventing and limiting the deleterious effects of epidemics, natural disasters, armed conflict, and exclusion from healthcare. She has already begun this work by serving as a member of multiple disaster response teams through the American Red Cross. Tayeisha works on the front lines in local and national emergencies, providing shelter, comfort and aide to hundreds of affected individuals. Prior to pursuing her degree, Tayeisha founded a non-profit organization that prepares and enables college students to both engineer and implement solutions to the world’s most pressing public health issues. She founded similar youth empowerment programs while an educator in Oakland, and she hopes to continue inspiring the next generation of leaders through her work as an educator and humanitarian.