Natasha Sood, MPH, MS3
Pennsylvania State College of Medicine
Natasha Sood is a third-year medical student at Penn State College of Medicine. She completed her undergraduate education at the University of Michigan in Environmental Science and Biology. She then earned her Master of Public Health from Columbia University in Environmental Health Science with a specialization in Climate Change and Health. She focuses her research and advocacy efforts on climate-health curriculum reform, climate-smart healthcare, and sustainable systems. She is the Co-Chair of the Sustainability Council at Penn State Medical Center, and founded “Environmental Health in Medicine,” a student group aimed at addressing gaps in sustainability and education in climate change and health at Penn State. Most recently she was the recipient of the HCWH 2020 Emerging Physician Leader Award. She is a Founding Leader of Medical Students for a Sustainable Future, and she is continually inspired by her peers to advocate for a just, healthy, and sustainable future.
Sarah Hsu, MS3
Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
Sarah Hsu is a third year medical student at the Warren Alpert Medical School (AMS) of Brown University. She received her degree in Sociology from Brown in 2017 and is working on a concurrent Master’s in Population Medicine. She is the co-founder of AMS Environmental Coalition, and created the first ever elective on Climate Change and Health at AMS. Most recently, she was awarded the 2019 Stephanie Davis Waste Reduction and Pollution Prevention Award at CleanMed for her efforts in conducting the first ever waste audit and carbon footprint of a US Emergency Department. As a Founding Leader of Medical Students for a Sustainable Future, she is passionate about using social media and writing Op-Eds as advocacy tools in the fight for climate action and racial justice. In her free time, she enjoys dancing, watching dog videos, and composting!
Twitter handle: @SarahHsu28