Bioengineering Ph.D. student Alex Ferris and electrical engineering Ph.D. student Sarah Hooper will intern at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation in Seattle this summer after being selected for the Hertz Fellowships in Global Health and Development. Ferris will conduct research on the cassava brown streak disease for their second summer and Hooper will study statistical approaches to improving malaria diagnosis.
Sponsored jointly by the Hertz and Gates foundations, the Hertz Fellowship aims to bring selected graduate students to work on global challenges in an impactful way. For some, it is the first time that they have done research outside of academia.
Sarah Hooper is a 2017 Stanford Graduate Fellow.