Dr. Amita Vyas, an associate professor of prevention and community health and director of the Maternal and Child Health Program at George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health, was named the 2019 Supervisor of the Year by the Northeast Association of Student Employment Administrators (NEASEA).
NEASEA is a nonprofit organization made up of academic professionals who are committed to programs for students who work while attending college. NEASEA supports student employment through the exchange of ideas, professional development, and the promotion of student employment administrators and their programs. Each year, the organization chooses one professional who excels at mentoring and supervising students to honor from a series of regional nominees who are chosen by their respective universities.
Dr. Vyas’ work focuses on reproductive health care, adolescent health, and the health and development of immigrant children and adolescents. She is a producer for Girl Rising India, which is part of a global initiative that uses storytelling to change cultural and social attitudes toward women and girls worldwide. She recently helped develop the Girl Rising Gender-Sensitization Program, a comprehensive 24-week curriculum built around the Girl Rising feature film and multimedia tools, with the goal of supporting adolescent boys and girls in identifying and sharing their gender-related experiences through activities and stories.
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