Ghada Swissi – New Hampshire
Ghada Swissi is a recent MPH graduate, aspiring PA, and mental/behavioral health worker and advocate. Currently, she works at an early intervention behavioral clinic with children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder carrying out interventions that consists of skill acquisition teaching procedures and behavior reduction protocols in accordance with applied behavior analysis (ABA) guidelines. Ghada attended the University of Central Florida and graduated cum laude in 2020 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology and a minor in Anthropology. She then went on to receive her Master’s in Public Health at The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice where she worked on a systematic review on different PTSD interventions in pediatric populations and a case study on the Post-Katrina Columbia Parc Public Housing Complex in New Orleans on the adoption of Purpose-Built Community model in mixed-income housing, education expansion, and employment improvement restoration efforts. Ghada currently resides in Lebanon, NH and enjoys weightlifting, reading, hiking, and cycling. Originally from Egypt and Libya, she moved to Orlando, FL during her early childhood after her family was politically exiled. She has continued her advocacy in equity, research in PTSD interventions, and infrastructural rebuilding post-conflict, and natural disasters.