Leilani Douglas recently graduated from the University of Chicago (AB ’17, Phi Beta Kappa). She is a staunch believer in every person’s right to have the information and power they need to remain healthy and act as agents of change in their communities. In college, spurred by this belief, she led high school students in research and data collection with the nonprofit MAPSCorps, taught sex education in Chicago Public Schools, and conducted independent field research in Haiti for the eradication of cholera. Post-college, she worked in the Lindau Laboratory at the University of Chicago and spearheaded the editorial process at WomanLab.org. A performer who believes that storytelling is one of our most powerful tools for social change, she plans to pursue a PhD in Anthropology. She aims to combine empirical knowledge about science, politics, and identity with the art of storytelling to encourage civic engagement and radically creative policy making.
Updated May 2019