Genevieve Silva

Genevieve Silva
University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine

Genny is a medical student at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine in the Class of 2023. 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 interned with the Rachel Carson Council, a non-profit environmental advocacy organization, and was employed as a research assistant with the Yale Program on Climate Change Communication.

As Medical Students for a Sustainable Future’s Co-Chair of Communications & Partnerships, Genny helped to create the MS4SF Chapters & Affiliates Program linking medical schools across the country; to develop a network of partnerships with professional organizations; and to grow MS4SF’s media presence. While at Penn, Genny has also served on the leadership boards of the medical school’s Healthcare Sustainability Group and of the university-wide group Climate Leaders at Penn. She was co-lead of Penn’s inaugural edition of the Planetary Health Report Card, a selected author in Wharton’s “Student Solutions to Climate Risk Management Challenges” project, and, after her first year, a summer research intern in clinically sustainable healthcare delivery at NYU.

Genny is passionate about raising awareness around climate/health impacts and solutions through writing, research, & advocacy. She was honored to be on the founding board of MS4SF and looks forward to continuing to collaborate with this inspiring group of people!

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