Jennifer Callejas was a member of the 2015-2016 Bass Connections team "Environmental Epidemiology in Latin America: Leishmania." We talked with her to learn more about the project and her hopes for its outcomes.
Name: Jennifer Callejas
Hometown: Medellin, Colombia
Majors: Environmental sciences and global health
Graduation Date: 2017
Why did you join this Bass Connections project?
I learned about Professor Bill Pan’s project in Peru and it seemed like an amazing way to integrate environmental health and epidemiology.
What has been the best part of Peru/the project so far?
The people and my team.
What do you hope to accomplish as part of this project?
I hope the research and data that we’re gathering will help advance the research projects.
Why did you decide to major in global health?
I majored in environmental sciences because I am interested in environmental health. Global health allowed me to broaden the health aspect of my studies. I also had the opportunity to join Professor Greg Gray’s virology lab, where we’re studying infectious diseases.
To learn more about the team's work in Peru, view our multimedia feature and video about the project.