Yara El-Khatib graduated from Yale College in 2021, where she received a B.A. in Global Affairs and a certificate in Global Health Studies. As an undergraduate, she grew passionate about strengthening health systems and their resilience through equitable, community-led, evidence- driven development and public health interventions. Prior to her senior year, she worked as an Associate Consultant Intern at Bain & Company, where she supported the integration of two biotech companies during COVID-19 through her role in communications and change management. She also previously served as a project management intern with VillageReach in Lilongwe, Malawi, where she helped VR transition the operations of a women’s healthcare hotline program to the Ministry of Health. At Yale, she worked on qualitative research projects focused on various public health topics, notably: health interventions to manage noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) following natural disasters in the Caribbean; an effective NCDs prevention strategy for youth in Angola to be implemented by UNICEF and AstraZeneca (her Global Affairs Capstone project!); and, state and local policies in Connecticut that mitigate and adapt to climate change while simultaneously promoting health.
Following graduation, Yara spent a year working with Population Services International in West Africa and Mozambique as a Princeton in Africa Fellow, where she supported several projects dedicated to improving awareness, access to, and voluntary uptake of sexual and reproductive health services. Yara has now returned full-time to Bain & Company as an Associate Consultant, where she continues to support projects dedicated to social impact and healthcare. In her free time, Yara enjoys playing ultimate frisbee, singing / music-making, traveling, and spending time with family and friends.