Harleen Marwah, MS, MS3
The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences
Harleen is a third-year medical student at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. Prior to medical school, Harleen earned her M.S. in Global Medicine and B.S. in Health Promotion and Disease Prevention from the University of Southern California. She also collaborated with the United Nations on the Paris Climate Agreement, attending the COP20 in Lima, Peru and the COP21 in Paris, France. She has continued her active engagement at the intersection of health and climate change during medical school through research, curriculum reform, and advocacy. Harleen recognizes the need for clinicians and medical students to drive solutions and advocate for communities. Further, she realizes how the formidable challenges that climate change poses can be intimidating for people to act on individually. She founded Medical Students for a Sustainable Future in 2019 to bring together medical students for a collaborative effort to act on climate. She has been inspired by the rapid growth of the group, as medical students from around the country unite to work for a healthy future.