Lyra Johnson, Graduate Fellow

Graduate Fellowship Recipient, 2023

Lyra Johnson, from Brookline, Mass., will be pursuing a master’s degree in public health, with a special interest in global health, maternal and child health, and reproductive health. She was on the Dean's List all quarters from 2018-2023. Lyra had several internships in her undergraduate years including at the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). Only 28 students out of hundreds of applicants nationwide were accepted. Professor Sera Young notes, "Lyra ranks among the very best undergraduate students with whom I have had the pleasure of working with in my career as a professor. I invited Lyra to serve as a Teaching Assistant for my class, Biocultural Perspectives in Water Insecurity. This TA position is particularly challenging because the class is taught in partnership with the Northwestern Prison Education Program (NPEP), which means designing a curriculum that is appropriate for both Northwestern undergrads and those inside Statesville Correctional Facility. Lyra was clearly up to the task!"