Varsha Subramanyam is excited to be a summer fellow with the Jackson Center and to explore the needs of older adults living in the Northside community. She is currently a Master of Public Health student at the Gillings School of Global Public Health in the Health Behavior department. She is also a member of the Health Behavior Equity Collective and is a Classrooms to Community health educator at Maureen Joy Charter School in Durham. Varsha is enthusiastic to learn from the communities around her and to reimagine our systems to be more just.

Prior to coming to UNC, Varsha worked in Boston as the Special Projects Coordinator to the CEO at Be The Change, a non-profit that supports initiatives related to empowerment, service, and opportunity. Varsha holds a B.A in International Relations from Boston University, and spent final semester as a reproductive health intern with the World Health Organization in Geneva, Switzerland. She has also interned in Panajachel, Guatemala as a Community Health Curriculum Fellow with a social enterprise that empowers indigenous female artisans.