Dr. Alyssa Sharkey P'25 spoke to students in Pennington's Global Studies Certificate program on Thursday, November 9. Sharkey is a lecturer in the School of Policy and International Affairs at Princeton University and also works as a consultant in global health–most recently for UNICEF and the World Health Organization. Between 2010 and 2021, she was a senior health specialist with UNICEF, working both in their headquarters and in their South Asia regional offices. She focuses on maternal, newborn, child, and adolescent health and has worked as a health policy analyst, program officer, and policy researcher within a variety of academic, research, and non-governmental settings both internationally and in the United States.
Dr. Sharkey explained the role of UNICEF today and some details of its operations in over 190 countries and territories around the world.
Dr. Sharkey has a master's degree in Health Science and earned a Ph.D. from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, as well as a Master of Science in Medicine from the University of Cape Town in South Africa.