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Maria Jolly, BS

Maria Jolly is an energetic leader with a last name matching her personality. Maria’s interest in clean cookstoves stems from seeing the impacts dirty-burning fuels had on her family’s health in India, an issue she spoke about at a recent CDC TEDxMED event. After completing her BS in Environmental Science and Policy (with minors in Chemistry and Biology) at the University of Illinois, Maria went on to a 2.5 year fellowship at the CDC’s the National Center for Environmental Health. Since her fellowship, Maria began a MSPH in Environmental Epidemiology at Emory’s Rollins School of Public Health. At Rollins, Maria is copresident of Students for Social Justice. She is also a part of the HERCULES Exposome Research Center’s Community Outreach and Engagement Core. In this role, Maria works to translate scientific documents into plain language summaries and infographic usable by community members. She worked in Puno during the summer of 2017, and completed her master’s thesis using environmental data from the CHAP trial.