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Valeria Mazzanti

Valeria Mazzanti

Valeria Mazzanti
Geneva Foundation for Medical Education and Research

My name is Valeria Mazzanti. I am originally Italian, have grown up in Geneva, Switzerland and am currently pursuing my bachelor's degree at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) in Psychobiology. My goal upon graduation is to pursue a degree in and enter the world of public health, by providing as much help as I can to those who need it most.

I will be the new intern working here for the next month alongside the Geneva Foundation for Medical Education and Research. My first task that I have already started to work on is to review and edit e-learning modules. I am excited to learn more about public health and work with you as I would love to work for UNAIDS or the World Health Organization in the future.

My experience working in the Pediatric AIDS Coalition at UCLA has taught me a lot about the current research and fight against mother-to-child transmission of HIV/AIDS. I also worked in a neuroscience research laboratory which taught me the necessary scientific communication and professionalism skills, as well as nurtured my curiosity and motivation to discover more.

I am now very keen on learning more about mental health, as I feel extremely personally attached to it. In the future, I would like to combine my curiosity for public health and the fight against infectious diseases. I am determined to keep finding new ways to help the people who need my help and my experience most, especially children.