Catherine Squirewell is a Master of Public Health student in the Population & Family Health Department of Columbia’s Mailman School of Public Health. She will also be receiving a certificate in Health and Human Rights. Her areas of interest include combating racial disparities in mental and maternal health as well as empowering communities through health literacy and capacity building.
In her future work, Catherine plans to utilize social justice and intersectionality frameworks to address racial health disparities within these fields. After receiving her MPH, Catherine would like to pursue a career as a physician, integrating a public health mindset and culturally humble care to treat patients from historically marginalized communities.
She is a native of Atlanta, Georgia and a 2018 graduate from Howard University with a B.S. in Biology. In her free time, Catherine enjoys spending time with her family and friends, being a plant parent, learning new languages, and being a bubble tea enthusiast.