Harvard College


Sraavya Sambara is an undergraduate student at Harvard College in the Class of 2024 intending to study History and Science with a secondary in Global Health and Health Policy. Through her internship at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Studies and CrisisReady, she is researching the optimal policies for the use of aggregated mobility data in disasters and public health crises through a series of exploratory seminars, as part of the World Bank’s Global Facility for Disaster Risk Reduction (GFDRR) global consultation process.


She is an editor for the Harvard Political Review, a teacher for CIVICS, a liaison for the Harvard College Women’s Center, and is involved with research and policy work through the UCSF Health and Human Rights Initiative. In 2019, she received the Arthritis Foundation Grant Award to conduct immunology research through the Blish Lab at Stanford University. Concurrently, she was a research associate at the Rothfels Lab within UC Berkeley’s Department of Integrative Biology. She has been recognized nationally for her journalistic work, and has pursued her passion for teaching by creating youth mentorship programs in journalism, biology, and narrative writing. 

She hopes to explore her dual interests in global health, journalism, and politics through exciting interdisciplinary projects at CrisisReady.

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