Yvette Efevbera is a doctoral student in Global Health and Population at the Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health. She is passionate about providing leadership to strengthen culturally-competent programs and policies supporting children, adolescents, and youth in settings of adversity globally. Yvette comes with previous experience working with the International Children’s Rights, Protection, and Education Programs at Wellspring Advisors, coordinating grantmaking and strategic field-building. Prior to that, Yvette served as Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Coordinator for mothers2mothers in Malawi, preventing mother-to-child transmission of HIV across more than 60 sites. Yvette brings additional experience as a Research Assistant for the Harvard AIDS Initiative’s Botswana-PEPFAR partnership and the Research Program on Children and Global Adversity, and has provided short-term support to several organizations including the UBS Optimus Foundation. She is also very active in diversity and inclusion initiatives in higher education, currently chairing the Student Voices sub-committee of the Harvard Chan School Dean’s Advisory Committee on Diversity and Inclusion.
Yvette holds a Bachelor of Arts, High Honor in International Relations and African Studies from Michigan State University and a Master of Science from the Harvard Chan School. In her spare time, she enjoys adding to her travel list of more than 15 countries and dabbling in her first loves: performing arts, fashion, and food!