Shana has been a long time tobacco control advocate and enthusiast. She has worked at various public health nonprofits that have been instrumental in the tobacco control movement. Her experience includes global health, advocacy, tobacco control policy, tobacco control research, health communications, health promotion, and health education.
Born and raised in Orwigsburg, PA, she completed her BS in public health at Tthe the George Washington University in Washington, DC. During her undergraduate studies, she worked at the Pan American Health Organization. She also spent a semester in Salvador, Bahia, Brazil for a public health study abroad program where she created and filmed a documentary on sexual education in Salvador. Going on to earn her MPH in Behavioral Science and Health Education, Shana studied at the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University and worked with the American Cancer Society. She was able to conduct her master’s thesis research on South African College Students’ Attitudes toward Smoke free Policies, while living in Cape Town, South Africa. Shana then spent a summer attended attending Duke University’s Global Health Fellows Program in Geneva, Switzerland, where she worked with the World Heart Federation and the Global Smoke- free Partnership.
Passionate about public health and tobacco control from a young age, Shana has established a strong academic and practical background to match her passion. She is very determined to make an impact in the field of tobacco control.
In her spare time, Shana loves to eat, cook, travel, sing, and dance. Shana is also a member of an all female competitive North Indian folk dance team, Shaan Mutiyaaran Di, based in New York City.