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Lauren Baba, 2011 Fulbright Scholarship Winner 

LaurenBabaLauren Baba graduated in 2011 with a double major in Kinesiology-Health Sciences and Policy Studies. While at Rice, she was very active in the Baker Institute Student Forum and served as an intern for the Science and Innovation research team at the British Consulate General- Houston.  Lauren earned a prestigious Fulbright Scholarship to teach and conduct research in other countries. The scholarship is chosen based on academic merit and ambassadorial potential. Lauren conducted her own research at the Centre for Aboriginal Health Research at the University of Victoria in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. The center focuses on community health, health promotion and public health policy topics that specifically affect the First Nations population in Canada

“My project is going to focus on comparing the Canadian and American health policies for their respective aboriginal populations, the First Nations and the American Indians,” she said. “The study of health disparities between aboriginal populations and the general population of each country will also be a large component of my research. Finally, I will also take this opportunity to learn about the aboriginal culture of the tribes that are local to Victoria, B.C., the Straits of Salish and Coast Salish people.”


To learn more about her experience, click here