Senior Project Associate, WISH
Riya Singh, a San Francisco Bay Area native, received her BA in Cognitive Science from University of California, Berkeley with a minor in Human Rights. She completed an honors thesis on the social cognitive implications of safe spaces and a minor thesis on approaches to the right to quality education, both focused on northern Nigeria’s adolescent girls. During her time at the University, she engaged in mixed methods research on topics including adolescent sexual health judgments, environmental exposures among children in farmworker communities, and child marriage in rural Nigeria and Niger. Most recently, she worked as a Research Fellow at the Public Health Institute’s Rise Up program, where she played a key role in adapting advocacy curriculum and supporting the efforts of sexual and reproductive health leaders from around the world. Through the IIC, she is eager to collaborate with like-minded, diversely-skilled individuals to develop innovative solutions to critical issues.