Genevieve Silva, MS1
University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine
Genny is a first-year medical student at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine. She received her B.S. in Ecology & Evolutionary Biology from Yale, where she completed her senior thesis research on the environmental justice implications of hydraulic fracturing wastewater disposal practices. During her time in undergrad, Genny also served as an environmental advocacy intern with the Rachel Carson Council and as a contributor to the Yale Program on Climate Change Communication. She conducted clinical outcomes and policy research for two years prior to matriculating at the University of Pennsylvania, where she is currently on the leadership committee of the medical school’s Healthcare Sustainability Group and on the board of Climate Leaders at Penn, a university-wide organization. Genny is passionate about raising awareness among medical educators, students, and practicing physicians about the connections between climate change and health and is excited to collaborate with other medical students through MS4SF.