Chelsea Ducille is a second-year doctoral student in the Department of Maternal and Child Health at the University of North Carolina’s Gillings School of Global Public Health. Her research interests are primarily focused on methods of reducing maternal mortality among women of color, domestically and globally. Prior to Chelsea’s matriculation into her doctoral program, she worked at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine as a Senior Research Program Coordinator, where she was responsible for the execution of two international disaster response and preparedness studies centered in Pakistan, Nigeria, and Brazil. Chelsea attended Duke University for her undergraduate degree, where she majored in Women’s Studies and minored in Chemistry. She holds an MSPH in Population, Family, and Reproductive Health and a Certificate of Maternal and Child Health from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. As a GEDI scholar, Chelsea is excited to be working with the Education Policy Initiative at Carolina (EPIC).