CMMU Student Pearl Ibeanusi named UCGHI Student Ambassador!

January 21, 2021


Congratulations to Community Studies major Pearl Ibeanusi, who’s been selected to represent UCSC in the Women’s Health, Gender, and Empowerment branch of the UC Global Health Institute’s (UCGHI) Student Ambassador Program. (The other branch is Planetary Health.)


Student ambassadors from all 10 campuses – including undergraduate, graduate, medical, nursing, law students, and others -- will join together to develop activities and mobilize student, faculty and staff involvement intended to catalyze critical change in global health. This year UCGHI is partnering with the Los Angeles-based Historically Black College & University, Charles Drew University of Medicine & Science (CDU). CMMU alumni Lisa Patrick-Mudd and Angel Martínez both studied at CDU and today work in public health education, administration, and leadership.


The blend of global health, social medicine frameworks, and leadership for justice and change is right up Pearl’s alley. For example, last November she was chosen to receive a CMMU Race Conference Scholarship, which allowed her to attend –and then report on—the Facing Race Conference 2020 sponsored by Race Forward, publisher of Colorlines.  We’re excited to participate in the initiatives she introduces to benefit campus engagement with women’s health, gender and empowerment.