Samia Kemal, MPH

Communications Manager, WLGH 2019

Samia Kemal joins the UGHE team as the Communications and Media Relations Coordinator and 2018-2019 Global Health Corps Fellow. Ms. Kemal has coordinated digital media, email marketing, and traditional communications strategies for higher-ed institutions, cause-based nonprofits, and global health foundations. Most recently, she worked as a Digital Strategist at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs, where she increased alumni engagement and piloted a digital fundraising initiative for student fellowship support. She has also worked as a Communications and Advocacy Consultant for the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation’s polio eradication program and the Rockefeller Foundation’s universal health coverage initiative, and has held positions at Amnesty International USA and the Fresh Air Fund. She is passionate about diversity in the global health field, health equity, and human rights. She holds a B.A from Trinity College in Hartford, CT and a Master in Public Health from Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health.