I was born and reared in the Czech Republic under Communist rule and have lived, studied, and worked there as
well as in the U.S.A., Germany, Austria, Taiwan, Belarus, and Colombia. My major professional interests are community
health/development, and health policy/management. My work has included serving low income communities,
implementing health education, conducting numerous health policy research projects, and
interning at Stanford University Hospital.
My MPH in Global Health is from Emory University in Atlanta. Before that I received
an MS in International Health from the National Yang Ming University in Taipei. I am fluent in Czech, English,
German, and Slovak with conversational skills in Spanish and Russian.