Cary Academy will have its first alumna address the graduating Class of 2018 at its commencement on May 25.
Lianne Gonsalves ('06) has been with The World Health Organization's Department of Reproductive Health and Research in Geneva, Switzerland since 2013. As a technical officer, she works on the Department's sexual health portfolio, as well as on research to improve young people's sexual and reproductive wellbeing outside of health facilities.
As a Boren Fellow in 2012, she researched integrated population, health, and environment programming while living in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Before that, she taught English at a language institute and worked on youth sexual health promotion as a Fulbright recipient in Caracas, Venezuela.
She earned her MSPH in social and behavioral interventions at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in 2013 and has a BS in biological sciences and a BA in international studies from North Carolina State University (2010), where she was a Park Scholar.