About
GlobeMed's network of university chapters and grassroots partner organizations is coordinated and sustained by a Global Headquarters, located at Northwestern University.

GlobeMed Global Headquarters Staff

A team of full-time and student staff work day-to-day to support and advance the organization’s work and operations. The GlobeMed Global Headquarters provides chapter advising, support and training; platforms for best practice sharing and collaboration; annual network-wide global health and leadership development conferences; and partner recruitment, selection, matching, and evaluation.

Brittany Zelch, Interim Executive Director

 

Hometown:
Boca Raton, FL

Education:
Biological Sciences and Global Health Studies, Northwestern ‘15

Favorite Quote:
“There are always flowers for those who want to see them.” – Henri Matisse

 

WHY HEALTH?
Health affects every person in the world, regardless of who they are, what they have, or where they are born. Illness and disease transcend geographic and social boundaries, so the access and attainability of health should also transcend these constructs.

Contact Brittany:
[email protected]

Balungile Belz, Director of Communications

 

Hometown:
Johannesburg, South Africa

Education:
MA International Relations, Wits University ‘16

Favorite Quote:
“If we want to make a fire, we have to focus all the sun’s rays on one spot.” – Paulo Coehlo

 

WHY COMMUNICATIONS?
I believe that there are a great many stories to tell about the beauty of humans, humanity and social justice. I like to tell those stories.

Contact Balungile:
balungile[email protected]

Priya Fremerman, Director of Operations

 

Hometown:
Dallas, TX

Education:
Biological Anthropology, GWU ‘14

Favorite Quote:
“Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.” – MLK

 

WHY STUDENTS?
Because students have the passion, courage, and innovative spirit to challenge the status quo and drive positive change.

Contact Priya:
[email protected]

Shengxiao Yu, Director of Partnerships, Asia, Latin America

 

Hometown:
Hangzhou, China

Education:
Comparative Human Development, UChicago ’12

Favorite Quote:
“The shortest distance between two people is a story” – Author Unknown

 

WHY PARTNERSHIP?
It is how we invest in each other’s potential and honor each other’s humanity.

Contact Shengxiao:
[email protected]

Carolina Escobar, Operations Associate

 

Hometown:
Belvidere, IL

Education:
BA in International Studies, Loyola University ’15

Favorite Quote:
“My greatest responsibility is to acknowledge the mistakes and the shortcomings of the country in which I live, to acknowledge my privileges, and to try to make it a better place.” – Junot Diaz

 

WHY GLOBEMED?
GlobeMed empowers students and grassroots organizations to collaborate by igniting the storytellers and innovators within us to advance health equity and social justice.

Contact Carolina:
[email protected]