Megan Knox, M.P.H.’13, was awarded a highly competitive fellowship that will allow her to attend the 2017 Women Leaders in Global Health (WLGH) conference and a related half-day leadership workshop for emerging and established leaders in global health. WLGH aims to increase diversity in global and public health leadership positions, especially gender equity. Knox was nominated for the fellowship by Global Health Corps (GHC), an organization co-founded by former first daughter Barbara Bush to create a network of young change-makers who believe that health is a human right. Knox had worked as a GHC Fellow at an urban hospital in Uganda.
Knox now is the executive director of FEMAP Foundation, a philanthropic effort based in El Paso, TX, that cultivates resources to support FEMAP’s efforts in Mexico to improve the quality of life for individuals and families in the region through health, education, and social and economic empowerment.