Odette Zero

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Odette Zero




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Odette Zero is a junior at Northwestern University majoring in Anthropology and minoring in Global Health. Her plans include attending medical school, focusing on public health and pursuing medical anthropology research. Past research experience includes work on osteoblast migration (published in the Journal of Cellular Biochemistry) and a qualitative research project translating, transcribing and coding illness narratives of indigenous Peruvians. Currently she works on a project studying the psychiatric experience of Hispanic adolescents in Chicago. In 2015, she was a summer intern at Open Windows Foundation, a learning center in Guatemala, where she conducted an independent 11-week research project collecting diabetes illness narratives, wrote health reports and patient education programs, worked at a diabetic clinic, translated for visiting volunteers, and taught English. Her social venture, the HIRCULES Health Hub, aims to improve access to health information and resources in her local community.