Kevalyn Bharadwaj (they/she) is an American Evaluation Association GEDI Scholar working at ICH for the 2021-2022 academic year. Kevalyn is a growing and aspiring advocate for disenfranchised communities, especially those of racial, sexual, and gender minorities. They completed their undergraduate studies at Seattle University in Biochemistry as well as Philosophy with a specific focus on medical ethics, queer studies, and critical race theory.
Kevalyn is currently a Master of Public Health (MPH) candidate at Columbia University where they are further developing their skills as a researcher focusing on the health and human rights of transgender/gender non-conforming communities of color. Their current goals are to center intersectionality, biopolitics, and Indigenous-sovereign perspectives in developing sustainable community health networks. Kevalyn’s previous work has involved youth-led abolition organizing with Ending the Prison Industrial Complex (EPIC) Seattle, international medical triage coordinating with the International Medical Alliance Helps (IMAHelps), and case management with the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network (PanCAN).
Kevalyn believes that a key factor to this work is self-care – they really enjoy making art and music, watching movies, and doing happy hour with friends and family. Kevalyn is also an insatiable plant mom.